De’Ara Balenger

Board of Directors

De’Ara Balenger is a lawyer and creative strategist. She is the Co-founder of Canopy, a social impact group dedicated to delivering cultural connections and civic action on behalf of brands, movements and organizations.​ Before co-founding Canopy, De’Ara was the Director of Engagement for Hillary for America, where she assisted Hillary Clinton in managing longtime friends and supporters and cultivated new relationships with creatives and influencers to amplify Hillary’s platform.  De’Ara has a BA in Black Studies from Macalester College and JD from Texas Southern University. De’Ara was also a National Organizer for the Women’s March on Washington.