Donna is a founding member of the Riverside Print Group (2006). She is one of the original artist organizers of Hespeler’s A Day & A Night Art Meets Music Festival and served as Vice Chair of the event until it ended in 2014. In 2014, Donna was named Festival or Event Volunteer of the year by Arts Awards Waterloo Region. She is the recipient of the 2015 Bernice Adams Memorial Award for Visual Art.
In 2017, Donna completed a 150-hour certificate program in green printmaking: intaglio at Zea Mays Printmaking in Florence, MA, USA. This was made possible by a Chalmers Professional Development Grant from the Ontario Arts Council. Donna gratefully acknowledges the OAC's financial support.