Dana participates in several causes that are important to her.
Scleroderma Research Foundation
Founded in 1987 by Dana's friend, the late Sharon Monsky, the Scleroderma Research Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure to Scleroderma, and improving the life quality of Scleroderma patients. Dana has served on the Board of Directors since the mid 1990's. Scleroderma is a disfiguring, debilitating, and often deadly disease that currently affects approximately 300,000 Americans, and much more people worldwide.

Stand Up To Cancer
Dana has been supporting SU2C for several years. SU2C focuses on leveraging the entertainment industry to help push advancement of cancer treatment through cooperation instead of competition. In 2008, Dana participated in a fund raising TV special simulcast on the 3 major networks, where she was featured receiving a complete breast exam.

New York Stage & Film
The New York Stage & Film is dedicated to both emerging and established artists in the development of new works for theater and film, free from critical and commercial pressures. Their cornerstone is the Powerhouse Season, an eight-week residency on the Vassar College campus in Poughkeepsie, NY where, each summer, close to two-hundred professional playwrights, directors, actors and designers live and work together to create and present new plays.

Ojai Playwright's Conference
The Ojai Playwrights Conference is recognized as one of the leading new play development programs in the country. The mission of the conference is is to develop unproduced plays of artistic excellence from diverse writers both emerging and established, and to nurture a new generation of playwrights.
Every August, selected playwrights gather in Ojai, California to collaborate with actors, directors and dramaturgs to refine their dramatic visions and present public readings of their new plays for audience feedback during the Summer New Works Festival.