Sarah Shannon

Chief Philanthropic Officer (She/Her/Hers)

Sarah Shannon has extensive experience in both nonprofit management and fundraising, bringing a wealth of knowledge about the sector as a whole and specifically about the Brooklyn landscape. She joined Brooklyn Community Foundation in November 2014. During her tenure at the Foundation, Sarah has served in several roles, including Director of Philanthropy & Donor Services, Chief Operating Officer, and currently as Chief Philanthropy Officer. As Chief Philanthropy Officer, she oversees the Foundation’s donor advised funds and institutional giving programs. Prior to joining the Foundation, Sarah was Deputy Director for the Heart of Brooklyn, a partnership of the borough’s leading cultural institutions. She was also National Program Director for Careers Through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP), a school-to-career initiative for the culinary and hospitality industries. As a nonprofit fundraising and management consultant, Sarah’s clients have included National Child Labor Committee, The Jewish Museum, Lutheran Medical Center, and Art2Facts, Inc.

Sarah graduated with honors from Barnard College. She is a proud Brooklynite since 1997 and currently lives in Clinton Hill with her husband and two sons.