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Our Founder


Dana Ostomel, Chief Gifting Officer

Dana Ostomel is currently the founder and Chief Gifting Officer of the crowdfunding website, Deposit a Gift: the most fun, flexible, hassle-free way to raise money online for anything that matters to you. launched in 2010 as a cash gift registry service for people across the globe to communicate that they would prefer cash gifts for all of life's Big Events. Since then we've helped thousands of users raise millions for everything from medical bills and disaster relief, to supporting local charities and schools, to honeymoons, home down payments and anything in between.

Dana is a marketing and branding expert with over a decade of experience developing integrated marketing solutions for brands in a wide range of industries, from Snapple and CENTURY 21 to The Home Depot, DIRECTV and MasterCard. She has a Bachelor's degree in communications from U.C.L.A. and has also studied in Israel and Spain. Dana is fluent in Spanish and loves to travel, exercise and cook. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, Mark, and is thrilled about the rave reviews that the site has received so far. It's really gratifying to help so many people fulfill their dreams.


Click here to see Dana's live interview in The Huffington Post about building Deposit a Gift from the ground up! Click here to listen to Dana on Nonprofit Radio talking about crowdfunding and how to make it work for your organization. And click here to listen to Dana's story on The Business Maker's radio show about taking risks and “putting yourself out there.” 


News Flash! Dana had a baby. Looking for baby #1 registry inspiration? Check out hers! Double News Flash! Dana had a second baby. Lost on what to do for a 2nd baby registry? This should help.

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