Dona-Lilian Kapon descends from an old Greek-Jewish family. She has studied French and English literature, taught as professor for many years, and she was specialized in the translation of medical texts. She has served for a number of years as member of the board of the Jewish Community of Athens and as General Secretary of the Central Jewish Council of Greece. In 2018, she was honoured from the Greek Jewry for her multifaceted work and her support in the creation of the Holocaust Museum of Greece.