DONAFY was founded by individuals that felt compelled to do something to help the less fortunate among us.
While living and working in Philadelphia we couldn’t help but notice the great need of many citizens in the city. Whether in the form of homelessness, hunger, or health issues, the poverty around us has continued to grow. The ability to directly impact the lives of strangers in need only seemed to become more difficult.
We created DONAFY to empower every citizen to make an immediate impact in the lives of their neighbors and fellow Philadelphians. With nothing more than a smartphone, you can change the course of someone’s life as you pass by on your way to work or to meet some friends for dinner. Philanthropy was never easier.
Meet the DONAFY Team:
FOUNDER/CEO: NIKKI JOHNSON-HUSTON, ESQ.
Nikki Johnson-Huston is the CEO and Founder of Donafy. She is an award winning Advocate, Attorney and Motivational Speaker dedicated to using her own personal experiences to impact the lives of others.
Growing up in poverty, her and her mother and younger brother she realized first-hand the horrors of what it meant to be homeless. Her unique ability to identify with the people that are most impacted by our mission is what drives her every day.
Nikki is a 2004 graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law where she earned a J.D./M.B.A./LL.M in Taxation (at the same time!). Nikki has served on the board of multiple nonprofit service organizations and is an in-demand motivational speaker.
FOUNDER/CTO: SHAWN P. HUSTON
Shawn has been an entrepreneur and tech advocate for his entire professional life. He is also a dedicated advocate for the less fortunate among us.
Growing up in New England, Shawn came from a large family that faced the challenges of many working class Americans. While they didn’t always have a access to the comforts afforded to others, the experiences ingrained in him an unceasing work-ethic and empathy for others that faced similar, or even worse, hardships.
Shawn is also the Founder of LSP E-Discovery Services, a litigation technology company located in Blue Bell, PA serving law firms and corporate legal departments. He has directed the development of multiple software and web-based applications to serve both business and consumer customers.
COO/GENERAL COUNSEL: STACEY RABBINO
Stacey Rabbino is the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel at Donafy, where she leads the organization’s operational strategy and execution in addition to handling all Donafy’s legal responsibilities. She is working collaboratively with the rest of the executive team to transform Donafy from an entrepreneurial concept of connecting those in need to social services into a full-scale technology platform that will transform the sector by revolutionizing the delivery, measurement, and optimization of vital community services.
Prior to joining Donafy, Stacey served as the Vice President of Legal and Administrative Affairs for Project HOME, a leading Philadelphia-based not for profit corporation with a mission to end homelessness in the city. Before Project HOME, Stacey served in key roles with technology companies, including General Counsel to Revitas (now ModelN) and Chief IP Counsel to VeriSign, the global leader in domain name management, internet security and infrastructure services, where she had ownership of all IP-related matters in the dynamically evolving online space. In all her leadership roles, she has provided business and legal counsel to her organizations on a broad array of matters, including organizational strategy, business development, contracting, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, human capital issues, and external partnership/vendor relationships.
Stacey began her career working at top national law firms, including McDermott Will & Emery and Troutman Sanders, where she developed a full range of legal expertise, particularly in the areas of complex litigation, intellectual property, licensing, and commercial contracting.
She received her JD from Boston University School of Law, and her BA in political communications from the George Washington University. Bar memberships: PA, DC, CA.