John Donia

John Donia

John Donia is an American priest ordained for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in 2007. He currently serves as principal at Bishop Shanahan High School.

He is passionate about encouraging students to deepen their relationship with Christ, as well as advocating academic excellence and global solidarity.

Early Life and Education

Donia, a Hope College alumnus, has kept connected to campus throughout his life. He serves on class reunion committees, is part of the Hope College Board of Trustees and has even visited as a visiting lecturer at the college.

Donia earned his Bachelor’s degree from Hope in 1967, followed by master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Michigan in 1974. A historian of former Yugoslavia, he has authored or co-authored numerous books on Bosnia and Hercegovina.

Donia spent 27 years as a financial advisor and office manager at Merrill Lynch from 1981 to 2000, serving as expert historical witness in the trial of former Yugoslav President Milosevic and 12 other trials at the War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague. Additionally, he trained units of the U.S. National Guard and Army prior to their deployments as peacekeepers in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo.

Professional Career

John Donia’s professional career has encompassed multiple sectors, such as legal, financial and music. Currently an associate at James-Bates-Brannan-Groover LLP, where he primarily handles business and insurance related matters.

He also works as a consultant to the U.S. government on programs and interests in the former Yugoslavia, serving as subject matter expert on Bosnia and Herzegovina in several high-profile trials at The Hague’s War Crimes Tribunal.

He was ordained a priest in 2007 and has held various positions at Bishop Shanahan, including minister, theology teacher and yearbook moderator. Additionally, he completed his master’s degree in educational leadership with St. Joseph’s University in 2018. Additionally, he is an active member of Phi Delta Phi Honor Fraternity and Georgia Bankruptcy American Inn of Court.

Achievements and Honors

John Donia has had an illustrious and successful career in the entertainment industry. His company, Tiny Angels, quickly rose to become one of the UK’s premier children’s acting and modeling agencies, earning multiple awards along the way.

Donia achieved success in the entertainment business, but it wasn’t until 2009 that he truly found his feet as a creative entrepreneur. He was also part of founding member of National Theatre Society – Britain’s oldest theatre group – and started book publishing company during his free time. Donia served as keynote speaker at London Olympics and won an Oscar for best short film while being nominated for a Golden Globe. To top it all off he recently became first African-American president of American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Personal Life

Father Donia was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in 2007 and is currently the principal at Bishop Shanahan High School. Prior to that he served Archbishop Ryan High School in Philadelphia as both chaplain and theology teacher.

His passion for youth ministry has inspired him to create Faith In Action Team (FIAT), a program that gives young people the chance to become leaders within their church and community. This initiative is known as FIAT for short.

Father Donia had been organizing retreats and other activities for his students at Archbishop Ryan High School in Philadelphia before coming to Bishop Shanahan. Realizing the most effective way to engage their spirituality was by giving them a sense of ownership, he created this program which has now blossomed into an extensive club meeting daily.

Net Worth

John Donia is an American businessman and the CEO of ServiceNow, renowned for his inspiring leadership style and impact on the technology sector.

Despite his fame, he prefers a modest lifestyle. His net worth is estimated to be $134 million as of 2021.

He is not only a CEO, but also an avid philanthropist who has donated generously to numerous organizations. He serves on the boards of directors for The Business Council of America, PayPal and Nike as well as being part of Harvard Business School Executive Committee and University of California San Diego Board of Governors. Along with his wife Eileen he has four children whom they raise together in Portola Valley, California.

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