Danialle Karmanos is a philanthropist with an entrepreneurial spirit whose career has included writing, video production and non-profit foundation development. She is the founder of the groundbreaking Danialle Karmanos Work It Out which uses a Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) approach, including yoga and education about healthy eating, to help Detroit school children reduce anxiety, prevent obesity and increase self-esteem. She also founded the Karmanos Center for Natural Childbirth at Beaumont Hospital, a one-of-a-kind center that combines the comfort of natural home birth with the security of a medical setting. Danialle also recently founded The Cuddlers at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. This program brings volunteers in to “cuddle” infants and toddlers who are hospitalized and have no family support network. In 2017, Danialle was named to the Board of Trustees of Detroit Country Day School.
Peter Karmanos, Jr.
Peter Karmanos, Jr. is Chairman of MadDog Technology, a high-tech venture capital firm and Resolute Building Intelligence, a provider of a turnkey cloud-based energy management solution.
Prior to MadDog and Resolute, he was co-founder, CEO and Chairman of Enterprise IT giant Compuware Corporation based in Detroit, Michigan. At its height, Compuware’s annual revenues totaled more than $2 billion with a market cap exceeding $15 billion.
Currently he is also the principal owner/governor and CEO of the 2006 Stanley Cup Champion Carolina Hurricanes; inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame (2015) in the category of Builder, defined as an individual who has contributed to the development of the game of hockey, moving the game forward.
Danialle and Pete have made significant contributions to Wayne State University's journalism program, the College for Creative Studies, the Detroit Zoo, Alzheimer's Association, Michigan Humane Society, Dutch Symphony Orchestra, Grace Centers of Hope, the Greek America Foundation and the Girl Scouts of America. They are both native Detroiters and Danialle graduated from Wayne State University. Danialle and Pete live with their four sons in Oakland County, Michigan.