Dawne Troupe is the new Co-Executive Director of the First Responders Children’s Foundation. Troupe has over 8 years experience in higher education, the federal government, and the private sector. Currently, she is the Director of Government Relations and Procurement Programs at Citadel NY, a Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise, as well as a leading end-to-end information technology provider. Prior to this role in 2017, before moving back to New York City, Troupe worked at her alma mater, The George Washington University, for the Dean of The Elliott School of International Affairs. From 2015 to 2017, Troupe was an appointed official in Former President Barack Obama’s Administration. She served as a Congressional Liaison Specialist at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) at its Washington D.C. headquarters from 2016 to 2017. In 2015 to 2016, she held the role of Special Assistant to the Regional Administrator at GSA’s Region II office in New York, NY. Before her official appointment, Troupe was an Associate in the White House, Presidential Personnel Office. From 2010 through 2013, Troupe was an University Aide at New York University and Columbia University.
Troupe is a native New Yorker with a B.A. in history from The George Washington University. She is also a proud daughter of two retired Correctional Officers from the New York City Department of Correction.
About her work at 1stRCF, Troupe said: “I am thrilled to be working with 1stRCF to help children of first responders succeed in their education and future endeavors–to create the heroes of tomorrow. The contributions and sacrifices that first responders make to communities across the country are often taken for granted and go unnoticed. Fostering a relationship between first responders and members of the community is vital to bringing to light the essential role that first responders play in the community. I am looking forward to creating more community outreach initiatives to promote positive dialogue between first responders and their local communities, which in turn will boost the positive impact first responder programs are able to make across the nation. The work we do and create will be meaningful and I am glad we have the full support from the Board of Directors to best help children and communities across the country.”