Danielle Guttman Klein

About Danielle Guttman Klein


Danielle Guttman Klein has dedicated her career to nonprofit and corporate leadership roles that serve her commitments to 1) improving health care and medical research funding for chronic disease and injuries; 2) preserving the environment and global climate policy; 3) hunger in America; and 4) affordable housing resources for families and seniors.

For more than eighteen years Ms. Guttman Klein dedicated her career focus to the leadership, development and growth of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF). In partnership with the president, Danielle helped to grow the organization from an annual budget of 1.5 million dollars, when she began, to 2004’s annual budget of 29.4 million dollars. During her tenure at EIF, she helped to raise and distribute over 250 million dollars in charitable funding with the proceeds benefiting chronic disease research, hunger programs and environmental programs. Examples of her major initiatives at EIF, in collaboration with Entertainment Industry leaders include; 1) “The National Women’s Cancer Research Alliance” which help to fund critical research for drug therapies including Heraceptin, which now treats the most aggressive breast cancer in one third of women suffering from this disease, and 2)Hunger Free America, which structured donations to local foundations allowing the foundations to set up School Breakfast Programs in local schools accessing Federal Funding that otherwise would not be used. To date, 185,000 children are fed – each day – through those facilitated school food programs.

In 2006 Danielle launched a new company called Guttman Initiatives. The mission of Guttman Initiatives is to design, develop and implement “Industry Integrated Charitable Initiatives”™. Ms. Guttman developed and drove the AmberWatch Mobile Initiative, historically bringing together, Qualcomm, Wavemarket, At&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-mobile and Alltel for the first Industry Integrated Initiative.

Ms. Guttman Klein also helped launch a non-profit organization, the Climate Response Fund, to focus on reducing the risk of climate intervention technologies (geoengineering). Guttman Initiatives, along with the Climate Response Fund produced the Asilomar international Conference On Climate Intervention Technologies, bringing together 15 countries on 6 continents. Ms Guttman Klein brought together the Environmental Defense Fund, The Royal Society of United Kingdom, and The Climate Institute and the State of Victoria Australia as leadership co-sponsors for this international policy conference. Five Principles of Conduct were recommended from the conference. The Report on Geoengineering Governance from the Bipartisan Policy Commission coming this October 2011 utilized these rules as the guidelines for the governance talks and final decisions.

Currently, Ms Guttman Klein is continuing her work with the wireless industry; co- founding a company called Lifeguard Health Networks. Lifeguard Health Network creates software deploying the most current “HIT” (health information technology) on a mobile platform serving the chronically ill and patients with acute/life threatening conditions. Additionally, Ms Guttman Klein is working with Klein Financial Corporation on housing portfolios with aggregate value of 500 million dollars, designing and implementing innovative programs to improve major apartment development that include affordable residential components. Her marketing and program development for Klein Financial seeks to create a model for utilizing the assets of the multi family housing Industry to generate funds for mission objectives that benefit lower income families and seniors (ie, childhood education/hunger, health, medical research.). Ms Guttman currently serves as Executive Vice President of Marketing for Klein Financial in Palo Alto. She also serves as Vice Chairman of the Klein Financial Board of Directors.