Friends Group Welcomes Development Coordinator

January 22nd, 2019 News and Events

Danielle Gress recently joined the Friends of Washington Crossing Park as a development coordinator. In this position, she will oversee a variety of areas, including program development, volunteer management, grant writing, and membership administration.

Gress, a Yardley native, was a curatorial intern at the park six years ago. She earned her master’s degree in museum studies from the University of Oklahoma and undergraduate degrees in history, archaeology, and anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh. At Pitt, she wrote her undergraduate thesis on George Washington’s 1776 crossing of the Delaware River.

“Growing up just down the river, Washington Crossing Historic Park was a big part of my youth,” Gress says. “It’s a really exciting time now for the park. We have a lot of things in the works. I’m excited to help showcase the park as a landmark of American history and an integral part of this community.”

Prior to joining the Friends, Gress worked as the volunteer and special projects coordinator at Pennsbury Manor. There, she oversaw about 150 volunteers and developed and staged various public programs, including Charter Day, Tricks & Treats, and Holly Nights.