Danielle Vetter
Senior Program Officer

Higher Ed

  • Workforce development
  • Value of college
  • College graduation rates
  • Career and technical education
  • Community colleges
  • Demographics
  • Poverty
  • Race and diversity
  • Rural education

Danielle Vetter is a senior program officer at Ascendium. She is responsible for leading strategic grantmaking in support of Ascendium’s Rural Education and Workforce Training focus area, which seeks to expand education and workforce training opportunities for rural learners.

Previously, she worked for global manufacturing company Cummins, strengthening the global workforce by helping leadership manage talent. She designed and implemented the company’s diversity and inclusion strategy. Her work focused on data analysis, external engagement, and employee resource group leadership. In her previous role with Cummins, Vetter managed charitable spending through the Cummins Foundation. She began her career in Washington, D.C. at KaBOOM!, the national nonprofit dedicated to saving play. She managed a network of mayors and partnered with them how to make community policies, programs and infrastructure stronger for healthier citizens.

Vetter earned a master’s degree in public affairs and a bachelor’s degree in policy analysis and nonprofit management from Indiana University Bloomington.