Donna Zaccaro, Class of 1983

Donna Zaccaro was born in 1962 to Geraldine Ferraro and John Zaccaro. She is the eldest of three children. She grew up in New York City and attended Marymount School of New York, Convent of the Sacred Heart, and the Spence School. She went on to earn her AB in Comparative Literature with a minor in Art History from Brown University in 1983. In 1984, Zaccaro’s mother was nominated as Presidential-hopeful, Walter Mondale’s Vice President. Ferraro was the first woman, and first Italian-American, Vice Presidential nominee on a major party ticket. Zaccaro spent this time traveling the United States with her family campaigning for her mother’s election. After Ronald Regan won reelection, Zaccaro went on to work on Wall Street, earn her MBA from Harvard Business School, and work for NBC’s Today Show. In 2001, Zaccaro founded Ferrodonna Features, a nonprofit production company, which is well known for producing Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way, and To a More Perfect Union: U.S. v. Windsor. Zaccaro married Paul Ullman in 1989 with whom she has two children. 

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