John Danner, ’70 BA Philosophy
Danner serves as the chairman for Native American Communications and as the director for The International Association of Merchant Banks Investment Companies, IAMBIC Ltd. While at OU, he was a member of the President’s Leadership Class and Senior Class President.
Danner helped create the President’s Summit on America’s Future, which included all living presidents and their spouses, Colin Powell, Fortune 1,000 corporations, more than 12,000 national nonprofit organizations, 100 American mayors and 27 governors.
Danner developed and produced special projects with the U.S. Conference of Mayors, World Conference of Mayors, National Governors Association and the National Association of State Legislators and Congress. He produced the Points of Light Foundation “We are Family” Campaign to mobilize funds and resources for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita victim relief. Danner also produced and performed at the National Cathedral, Washington DC for the InterFaith Council Concert.
He has worked with Nelson Mandela, President Obasanjo of Nigeria, Shari Belafonte in Kenya, the Dalai Lama and Wisdom Keepers, UN-NYC and Hibakusha in Hiroshima, Japan. He is a producer and promoter of several benefit concerts, including Steve Wozniak’s U.S. Festival, and Quincy Jones’ We Are the Future. Danner is on the board of Global Broadcasting Foundation and Global Learning Foundation. He serves as a regent and philanthropic development officer of the National Heritage Foundation, which represents nearly 10,000 foundations in the U.S.