President and CEO, Award-Winning Journalist and Speaker, and Family Man
Hal Donaldson is founder, president, and CEO of Convoy of Hope, a faith-based, nonprofit organization that leads compassion efforts across the United States and around the world.
Convoy of Hope is an international humanitarian relief organization strategically located in Springfield, Missouri — the crossroads of America. Since its inception in 1994, Convoy of Hope has worked with businesses, churches, government agencies, and civic organizations to provide real help and lasting hope to millions of impoverished
people each year.
Through Convoy of Hope, children and families receive assistance through community outreaches, international children’s feeding programs, job training for mothers, agriculture initiatives, and disaster relief. They currently feed 530,000 children each day.
Thanks to Convoy of Hope more than $2 billion worth of food and supplies has been distributed to more than 200 million people. According to Forbes, Convoy of Hope is among the 50 largest charities in the nation.
Donaldson has authored more than 30 books, including Disruptive Compassion and Your Next 24 Hours. His awards include the National Distinguished Service Award in Social Welfare and induction into the Missouri Public Affairs Hall of Fame.
Donaldson has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from San Jose State University and a bachelor’s degree in biblical studies from Bethany University. He and his wife, Doree, have four daughters.