Donna graduated from Queens College, City University of New York in 1978 with a degree in psychology, followed by graduate studies in social work at Adelphi University. While at Queens College she was an All-American basketball player.
Donna spent 17 years at the PGA TOUR leading the negotiating team that changed the paradigm for how PGA TOUR golf was both packaged and sold for television resulting in significant growth for the TOUR.
Donna served as President of the Women’s National Basketball Association for 6 years, leaving the position in December 2010.
Orender was inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2006, and elected to the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame's induction class of 2015.
Fox Sports Network named Orender as the seventh most powerful women in sports behind notable names like Danica Patrick and Sheila Johnson, owner of BET.
Donna authored “Connecting with Her”, a guidebook on the impact of the women’s market, and how to understand and access it
Currently leading the efforts of Orender Unlimited, a Jacksonville-based consulting and advisory company, Donna utilizes her expansive experience to provide sales, marketing, media and diversity strategies for a wide array of industry companies and has consulted on entertainment and digital projects.
CSMG is committed to helping improve the business performance of collegiate athletic conferences/schools and providing them with a successful growth strategy with regards to branding, attracting a higher quantity and quality of applicants, and generating revenue to support their athletic departments.