Dan Leeds is the founder and president of the National Public Education Support Fund, which organizes the Education Funder Strategy Group and international study tours of high performing education systems for policy makers, practitioners, business executives and philanthropic leaders. He helped found the Alliance for Excellent Education, which he currently chairs. He is also on the Board of the PBS Foundation. His international technology media background, together with these philanthropic efforts, lead him to support a vision of a nation with a prosperous and harmonious society, based on all children having the opportunity to obtain a high-quality education that prepares them for successes in college, career, life and citizenship.
Along with his wife, Sunita, Leeds co-chairs The Enfranchisement Foundation, which focuses on breaking the cycles of poverty and intolerance in the United States as well as on women’s issues. Leeds is the President of Fulcrum Investments LLC, a private investment firm. Until the sale of CMP Media in 1999, he was President of International Publishing and a member of the Office of the President. CMP, a leading media company, published titles such as InformationWeek, Computer Reseller News and Electronic Engineering Times. The company was cited as “One of the Best Companies to Work For” by Fortune Magazine and Working Women Magazine.