More than twenty years ago wife and husband team, Mandy Cabot and Peter Kjellerup, discovered our first product in a tiny store in Europe. They realized that a simple pair of clogs would not only change their lives, but that of everyone who might wear them. So, believing that when you have something great you share it, they gave pairs to friends. Then their friends told their friends. And just like that, a comfort legend was born! Today, our 100% employee owned company based in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania, offers a complete line of footwear - heels, boots, sandals, wedges, flats and many, many types of clogs. Every pair is infused with legendary Dansko all-day comfort and support.
Proud to be 100% Employee Owned!
In 2012, Dansko was thrilled to become a 100% employee owned company through a new ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan)!
"In any business, employees are the life-blood, they ARE the business," said CEO and co-founder Mandy Cabot regarding the decision to move from a partially employee owned company to one that is 100% employee owned. "Through our employees, Dansko will learn, evolve and regenerate itself virtually forever, ensuring that we are able to deliver our brand promise today, tomorrow and for generations to come."
The purpose of the Dansko Foundation is to inspire, support, and faciliate charitable giving and service projects by Dansko employees to qualifying organizations that demonstrate a benefit for humankind.
At Dansko, we roll up our sleeves in support of the community. In 2003, we launched the Dansko Foundation to inspire, support and facilitate charitable giving to not-for-profit community based groups and local chapters of national organizations.
To date, the Foundation has provided over half a million dollars to more than 80 not-for-profit organizations in and around the Delaware Valley. This funding has helped provide meals, shelter, clothing, household goods and animal rescue services as well as educational, therapeutic and recreational programs for children and adults. Additionally, employees are able to double the value of their charitable donations through the Foundation’s matching grants program.