Shawn M. Donnelley


Shawn Donnelley is President of Strategic Giving, a Chicago-based firm providing consultation on philanthropy. She is a member of the executive committee of the Chicago Community Trust as well as a board member of United States Artists, Northwestern Memorial Foundation, American Associates of the National Theatre, the Visiting Committee of the Division of the Humanities University of Chicago, the committee on Ancient and Byzantine Art at the Art Institute of Chicago and is a past chairman and current life trustee of the Goodman Theatre.

Ms. Donnelley's commitment to Chicago's nonprofit community was recognized by Today's Chicago Woman magazine (which named her one of "100 Women Making a Difference in Chicago") and by Oprah Winfrey's Angel Network. In 2008 she was selected as one of Crain's Chicago Business "Forty under Forty." She is the former head of political affairs for R.R. Donnelley, the world's premier full-service provider of print and related services. She received a BA from Loyola University New Orleans and an MA from Emerson College. A Florida native, Ms. Donnelley resides in Chicago and Cambridge, England.