Daphne Butler

Job Title
Community Volunteer
University of Virginia

Daphne is the mother of four young children and is an active community volunteer. At present, she serves on the boards of KIPP Nashville, STARS Nashville, and the Children's House Montessori School. She has chaired the annual fundraising events for the Rape and Sexual Abuse Center and Kids on the Block, Nashville, as well as The Land Trust of Tennessee's annual Blue Moon event. Daphne serves on the board of Teach For America Nashville.

Prior to moving to Nashville, Daphne was Director of Online Wedding Registry and Director of Customer Care at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. in New York City. Prior to Martha Stewart, Daphne helped start a multi-channel retail company in New York, worked in corporate and investor relations for Burson-Marsteller, Inc. in Chicago, and served as an investor relations associate for the Chicago-based investor Sam Zell.

Daphne's passion for education began upon graduation from the University of Virginia in 1991 when she moved to Washington, D.C. to work for Lamar Alexander at the US Department of Education. Since college, Daphne has volunteered as a mentor and/or tutor in Charlottesville, Washington D.C., Nashville, Chicago, and New York. Daphne speaks Spanish fluently.