Donnie Horner III is the Major Gifts Officer at K9s For Warriors in Ponte Vedra, Florida. K9s is committed to ending veteran suicide and returning our Warriors to a life of dignity and independence. K9s envisions a society where veteran suicide and canine euthanasia are eliminated.
A community servant, Donnie is a past Chairman of the Jacksonville River Club and is President of the Naval Academy's Class of 2008. Concurrently, he is a member of the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association's Board of Trustees. He and his wife are Bronze Circle members of the Florida Forum benefiting Wolfson Children's Hospital and are team captains for the annual North Florida Multiple Sclerosis Walk.
Donnie earned his B.S. in Political Science from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2008 and earned his M.B.A. from Jacksonville University in 2011. He is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Jacksonville and was a candidate for the Florida House of Representatives (District 11) in 2016. He was a celebrity participant in Jacksonville's Dancing with the Stars in 2019 and is an avid endurance athlete having completed several races including the 2019 Boston Marathon.
Donnie and his wife Kristen are parishioners at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church where Donnie is a lector. They live in Jacksonville Beach and have a golden doodle named Ellie.