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Daniel Cappello is a writer and editor in New York City.

He is currently the Deputy Editor of Quest magazine, and has worked on the editorial staffs of The New Yorker, George, and Harvard Current. He is the author of the books The Ivy League and Dinner Diaries.

Mr. Cappello served President Bill Clinton as Director of Specialty Press and has worked on such creative projects as Richard Avedon’s final photographic portfolio, “Democracy,” as well as the redesign and installation of the permanent exhibit “First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy” at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, in Boston.

He established the Junior Council of American Ballet Theatre and is the former head of its Strategic Planning Committee. He continues to support American Ballet Theatre and regularly serves as a chairman of the company’s annual fall and spring galas. He is also a member of the Resource Council of Trey McIntyre Project.

Mr. Cappello promotes cancer research, education, and activism, with a focus on rare cancers and sarcomas, and is involved with several non-profit organizations, including the Hope Funds for Cancer Research and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. At Memorial Sloan Kettering, he works with Cycle for Survival and is a mentor in the Visible Ink program, which helps cancer patients express their experiences through writing.

Mr. Cappello received his B.A. degree in Government from Harvard University, where he also earned a Citation in French Language.