Chief Operating Officer
Sarah Shannon joined Brooklyn Community Foundation in November 2014. She is responsible for the oversight, planning, and implementation of a comprehensive fundraising program to secure support from individuals, foundations, corporations and others for the Foundation’s core program strategy. In addition, she works closely with the board, leadership, and staff to steward major donors, providing support and advisory services to further their philanthropic goals. With over two decades of experience in nonprofit management and fundraising, Sarah brings a wealth of knowledge about the sector as a whole and specifically the Brooklyn landscape. 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.