Donna Frisby-Greenwood joined Knight Foundation as program director for Philadelphia in 2010.
Previously, Frisby-Greenwood launched and led the Philadelphia school district’s Office of College and Career Awareness. Prior to that, she helped to create the country's first online voter registration drive as executive director of Rock the Vote. She also served as executive director of Inner-City Games Philadelphia and founder and executive director of Children First, Inc.
Frisby-Greenwood is on the board of directors of the Afro-One Dance Company and a member of Philadelphia Council for College and Career Success. An Eisenhower and National Urban Fellow, she received the Distinguished Leadership Award from the Community College of Philadelphia, the Forum Award from the Forum of Executive Women and has been named by Essence Magazine as one of Fifty Women to Watch. Frisby-Greenwood has a bachelor’s in English from the University of Virginia and a master’s in public administration from Baruch College.