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Crown Me Foundation

Danyel Nicole Black | Founder and CEO


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For Danyel Black, femininity represents power, and that power can elevate society. As Founder and CEO of Crown Me Foundation, Danyel works to help girls and women undo unhealthy patterns while understanding, establishing, and maintaining healthy relationships.

“I realized that we are often so intentional about choosing the schools we attend, the topics we study, or the fields we choose to enter,” says Danyel. “However, no one is properly focused on teaching us how to be healthy in relationships, how to establish and maintain boundaries, and/or what ‘healthy’ looks and feels like.”

Crown Me Foundation promotes personal confidence, worth, and high standards. The organization’s commitment to service is expressed through programmatic and social efforts. Danyel launched the organization in 2020 as a resource that she herself needed at a time in life when she couldn’t afford it.

“I share my personal story of overcoming trials in my life, and I live my truth so that others can feel comfortable living theirs,” she says. “My level of authenticity and transparency is what has built and continues to build trust and respect with the people I serve.”

An educator, Educational Leadership PhD candidate, certified life coach, model, mother and much more, Danyel is a 2023 Fidelity Bank POWER Woman of the Year nominee. She was selected to be in Xavier University’s 2021 Alumni 40 under 40 class of distinction and received the President’s Award for Outstanding Community Service from the St. Tammany Parish School Board.

Crown Me Foundation’s upcoming gala will take place June 24th at the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans and feature honors, awards, scholarships, and a live auction. For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, visit

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