About the Foundation

The world has been shocked by the senseless loss of Daniel Pearl, a journalist who dedicated his life to bringing joy and understanding to the world.

 The Daniel Pearl Foundation has been formed by Danny’s family and friends to continue Danny’s mission and to address the root causes of this tragedy, in the spirit, style, and principles that shaped Danny’s work and character. 

These principles include uncompromised objectivity and integrity; insightful and unconventional perspective; tolerance and respect for people of all cultures; unshaken belief in the effectiveness of education and communication; and the love of music, humor, and friendship.

Read the Foundation’s Brochure.


Honorary Board

  • Christiane Amanpour

  • President William J. Clinton

  • Abdul Sattar Edhi

  • John Hennessy

  • Ted Koppel

  • Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan

  • Sari Nusseibeh

  • Mariane Pearl

  • Itzhak Perlman

  • Paul Steiger

  • Elie Wiesel


  • Judea Pearl, President

  • Ruth Pearl, Executive Vice President

  • Tamara Pearl, Vice President

  • Michelle Pearl, Vice President

  • Mark E. Friedman, Secretary

  • Craig Sherman, Member

  • Jeff Lloyd, Member

Advisory Board

  • Kenneth Neil Cukier

  • Danny Gill

  • Robin Kramer

  • Jonathan Rosenbloom

  • Joan Simon

The Daniel Pearl Foundation is a tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization. Tax-ID 03-0393564, approved April 22, 2002.

 For more information, download a copy of the IRS letter of determination.