Elena Delle Donne was appointed Co-Chair of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition on March 23, 2022, for a 2-year term.
Ms. Delle Donne is one of the most dominant players in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). The Washington Mystics star is a Top 25 WNBA player of all time, 2-time WNBA Most Valuable Player (2015 and 2019), WNBA Champion (2019), 6-time WNBA All-Star honor, and 4-time All-WNBA First Team selection. Delle Donne is also the first WNBA player to join the 50–40–90 club, a group of elite sharpshooters which, before Delle Donne, comprised only 8 NBA players. A member of Team USA, Delle Donne took home a gold medal during the 2016 Olympics and was the WNBA scoring champion in 2015. In 2013, the Delaware native was drafted second overall in the WNBA draft and later named WNBA Rookie of the Year. Prior to her WNBA career, Delle Donne attended the University of Delaware to remain close to her tight-knit family. While at Delaware, Delle Donne led her team to its first-ever National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Sweet 16 her senior year, was a consensus first-team All-American, and finished as Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Player of the Year 3 times. Off the court, Delle Donne is the author of a middle-grade series, Hoops, and has released her memoir, My Shot: Balancing it All and Standing Tall. Additionally, Delle Donne and her wife Amanda turned their passion for woodworking and design into their own business, Delle Donne Designs, creating custom pieces like cutting boards, wall art, and basketball hoops. In 2017, she founded the Elena Delle Donne Foundation to raise funds for and awareness of Lyme disease research, special needs programs, and animal welfare work.