Before becoming the Chairman of Gift of Life (GOL) International, Donno worked as a principal of the Donno Company from 1970 to 1997 and VP of Eastern Waste of New York from 1997-1999, overall holding leadership positions in the solid waste disposal industry for over five decades. He joined the Manhasset Rotary in 1971 and became its president in 1975.
Why They Made the Worthy 100: In 2003, Gift of Life International was formed, and Donno was elected as its first chairman. In the years since GOL International has treated 43,000 children in 80 countries and has an average of treating 4,000 needy children every year. It’s sponsored by 332 Rotary Clubs and manages a network of 84 gift programs.