It is with great sadness that NMSDC announces the death of Ms. Donna Long. Donna passed away Tuesday morning from complications following a fall suffered several weeks ago. Donna was a true beacon in this organization. For many people NMSDC is synonymous with Donna and her passion for the work that we do. She played a critical role in my on-boarding as president of this organization.

Whether you knew Donna as a board member, corporate member or colleague, we were all honored to know her. We are truly grateful for all she did for us professionally. She was grace under pressure and was a tireless advocate for minority business. We will miss her intellect, commitment to this network and her sense of humor. May she rest in peace.

Joset Wright-Lacy

Donna Long’s funeral service:
Saturday, March 25, at 11am
The Church of the Epiphany

1393 York Avenue
New York, NY 10021
at the corner of East 74th Street

A luncheon will follow
Click here for her obituary. (PDF)


IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, Donna asked that donations in her memory be given to the Church of the Epiphany’s Wednesday Homeless Dinner Program (payable to the church, address above), or to the charity of your choice.