Daranee Petsod is the President of Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR), in which she has transformed a small informal network into an influential national organization that has catalyzed and leveraged hundreds of millions in philanthropic funding to protect the rights of immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. She previously served as interim executive director, for the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights; a program officer at the Field Foundation of Illinois; and as a community educator at the Community Counseling Centers of Chicago. Daranee has authored and co-authored numerous research reports on a range of immigration issues.