Donna Bartos is thePurple Ribbon Council to Cut Out Domestic Abuse (DBA BLOOM365) Founder and Executive Director. Donna has more than 20 years of experience in the non-profit arena and 10 years directly in teen dating abuse and domestic violence prevention, curriculum development, professional training and organizational leadership.
She has authored numerous prevention resources including the “Are you blooming or wilting?” poster to increase conversation and knowledge on the root causes of power and control; the BLOOM IT UP teen dating abuse prevention curriculum; and the Study Circles Dialogue to Action guide on the prevention of domestic homicide in collaboration with the Arizona State University Morrison Institute for Public Policy.
In 2012, she received the Social Venture Partners-Arizona Fast Pitch award for her innovative and quantitative social change work in partnership with youth and a seed grant from the Verizon Foundation to enhance and evaluate the BLOOM IT UP model in schools. She has conducted teen dating abuse prevention trainings and workshops at the local, state and national levels and is a development consultant for the University of Colorado Denver’s Center on Domestic Violence.
Donna was born and raised in southern New Jersey, began her non-profit career in Philadelphia and since 2007 has called Arizona home, along with her husband Peter and their three children.
Donna Bartos is presenting at the Future Women Leaders of America Workshop for teens