Donald Burns is the founder and president of the Donald A. Burns Foundation, which focuses on supporting various community-oriented causes, from LGBT support organizations to local preservation societies. Over the years, the foundation has contributed to a variety of organizations, including Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket, which provides uplifting programs for people (and their families) facing life-threatening illness, and God’s Love We Deliver, which brings custom-tailored meals to people who are too sick to shop and cook for themselves. Founded in 1985 as a response to the AIDS crisis, God’s Love now delivers 5,000 meals free of charge each day. Donald Burns has also donated significantly to the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, an organization that supports LGBT candidates at all levels of government in an effort to champion equality and increase visibility.
Professionally, Donald Burns serves as the chairman of the Board of Directors of magicJack VocalTec, a leading Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) company. In addition to the magicJack product, the company sells VoIP software for smartphones, tablets, and computers. More than 25,000 retail stores carry the magicJack, which has sold more than 10 million units. Donald Burns brings decades of telecommunications experience to his work with the company, including tenures at Mid Atlantic Telecom and ATX Communications. He is also the founder of Telco Communications Group.
Based in Palm Beach, Florida, Donald Burns spends his free time on his luxury boat, the Motor Yacht Chasseur, which can comfortably accommodate 12 guests in opulent staterooms. He also owns the Razor House in La Jolla, California, a structure designed by Wallace E. Cunningham and hailed as a modern architectural marvel.