Meet Our Directors

Isaac Donkor



Founder and CEO of Donkor Foundation, growing up in Ghana and taking up tennis at the age of 9. I was selected for the National team under 16 and 18, representing Ghana in ITF tournaments across Africa and through this gained a full tennis scholarship to New Mexico Military Institute, junior college.

Finished as the  no1 junior college player in the Country and was the first player to represent them in a National Championship. In 1993 I was selected as part of the Rolex All Star team.

I then transferred to University of New Mexico as #26 in the NCAA rankings. Joining the already 3 times WAC champions , I helped the team succeed in becoming 5 in a row WAC champions. I graduated in May 1996 with a bachelors degree in University studies, with 3 concentrations; Physical Education, Sociology and Sports Management.

It was during this time I began my Davis cup career as no 2 singles and doubles player. During which Ghana finished in its highest position in its history and also played Great Britain at our home stadium. 

For four years I played professional tennis travelling to Africa, Ireland and the USA.  Playing the Legg Mason classic qualifiers was a highlight of my career. 

I then began coaching at the Washington Tennis Foundation, where I was responsible for the day to day running of the programme, fitness training, implementing summer camps, match practice and physical strength training.  Working at the Foundation taught me a great deal about how Foundations work and their importance. The success of the Washington Foundation inspired me to one day do something similar for  African Children.

In 2000 I obtained my Tennis Ireland coaches certification and then began employment with David LLoyd rackets and fitness club in Belfast.Coaching adults and children individually and in groups, aswell as facilitating tournaments and events within the club. I also had the opportunity to work with the LTA , Tennis Ireland and the long distance learning  team at the Bollettieri Academy. My biggest achievement at the DL tennis facility was taking 8 children from the age of 6 and coaching them to a standard that included three national players and 5 county players, by the age of 10.

I am currently a PTR certified pro, with over 25 years coaching experience.

The Directors consist of a group of individuals dedicated to making this project happen. All have an in-depth knowledge of tennis and business skills to bring this foundation forward.

Michelle Donkor-Treasurer



Michelle Donkor has been involved with the Donkor Foundation from day one, helping to establish the charities’ 501c3 status.

Seeing her husband, Isaac, up at 2 in the morning jotting down ideas about the foundation before it had even begun, and the dedication and enthusiasm Isaac had for this project, gave Michelle the idea this was something to get on board with. Michelle has a keen interest in tennis having played since the age of four, representing her county and country as a junior.  She qualified as an Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) part 2 coach in 1998 and has been an active coach since then.  In addition to coaching, Michelle also helped facilitate a Community Tennis Program, an initiative set up by the Lawn Tennis Association in England, which offered subsidized tennis lessons and fun days for children of all ages and abilities in the local area.

After moving to Northern Ireland in 2000 Michelle opened her own pro shop, along with her husband Isaac, and was responsible for managing the day to day activities of the pro shop, including accounts and marketing.  During that time Michelle sponsored a group of promising young tennis players, providing them with equipment and clothing.

Michelle has a passion for helping children and will be directly involved in all aspects of the Donkor Foundation.  Currently, Michelle is the Treasurer of Donkor Tennis and Education Foundation.


Bere White



Jack Jones 

Jack is a Stanford student, author of “chizis tale” and  future leader, who loves how the foundation gives back to African children. He is passionate about charities and helping those less fortunate. He is a keen tennis player and fitness enthusiast.
Lisa O’Connor
lisa has served on the board of many charities and is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to fundraising and the workings of a charitable organization. 

Patrick Ansah

An Education Specialist, Youth mentor and family counselor, who has worked hard to inspire, provide support and advocacy and create opportunities for vulnerable youth and lower income families across West London in the UK. Also a husband and father of 6 children whom he has trained to become keen competitive tennis Players. Now Ghana based, the family is keen on continuing to impact lives positively and appreciates the opportunity to contribute to the great work that the Donkor Tennis and Education Foundation is aiming to achieve in Ghana.

Clare Ansah

Wife and Home school Mum of 6 children,l. Founder of AMK youth enterprise initiative, Clare is passionate about inspiring young people to achieve their goals and aim high. She competed as a 100m sprinter in athletics as a young lady nationally in the UK. She is also an avid fan of Tennis, plays it as a hobby and along with her husband are encouraging their children to develop as competitive tennis players.
Having now relocated with her family to Ghana she is working hard to educate inspire and provide opportunities to her own children but also to under privileged children in some of the more poorer parts of Accra Ghana. She is keen to make a positive contribution to the great work that the Donkor Tennis and Education Foundation are aiming to achieve in Ghana.