Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.
Donny Makower
Chairman of the Board

Donny Makower is a business leader and marketing veteran who realigned his personal and professional endeavors around plant-based, cruelty-free living. His expertise centers around building organizations, developing and executing brand strategies, digital marketing, and creating effective customer experiences.

In addition to being Chairman of the Board of The Gentle Barn Foundation, Donny is also CEO & Founder of RDCL Superfoods, an innovative new brand that makes plant-based superfood products. He was previously the President & Co-Founder of RED Interactive Agency, a premier digital marketing agency, which he successfully sold. His clients included a wide variety of influential global brands, such as Samsung, Netflix, Disney, Under Armour, and Audi.

Donny is also a passionate public speaker. You can find two of his talks on YouTube:

In his personal time, Donny loves to hike, watch movies, travel, and sometimes he even performs magic tricks for his friends and family (he's a member of the Magic Castle in Hollywood). He lives with his wife, their two teenage kids, and two rescued dogs.

"I'm honored to be the Board Chair for The Gentle Barn Foundation. Like most people, I grew up eating animals. But my worldview shifted when I learned about the immense, large-scale suffering and cruelty in animal agriculture, and the tremendous damage we’re inflicting on our environment as a result of these practices. It’s why plant-based living makes so much sense. It isn’t only better for our health, but also for our planet and for all of the living beings we share it with. I'm proud that The Gentle Barn plays such an important role in saving abused and neglected animals, as well as in delivering a thoughtful, important message to every person who has the opportunity to interact with us. I encourage everyone to engage with The Gentle Barn on social media and, whenever possible, to visit one of our locations and interact with the beautiful animals in our care. It's a memorable experience."