Shawn M. Donnelley


Shawn M. Donnelley is president of Strategic Giving, a Chicago-based philanthropy consultation firm. She is a Guild Fellow of Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge, and serves on the boards of United States Artists, Northwestern Memorial Foundation and American Associates of the National Theatre. Donnelley is also a member of the Visiting Committee of the University of Chicago’s Division of the Humanities and a past chairman and current trustee of the Goodman Theatre. She has been recognized by Oprah Winfrey’s Angel Network, Today’s Chicago Woman magazine as one of “100 Women Making a Difference in Chicago” and Crain’s Chicago Business as one of “Forty under Forty.” Donnelley is the former head of political affairs for R.R. Donnelley. She received a B.A. from Loyola University New Orleans and an M.A. from Emerson College. A Florida native, she resides in Chicago and Cambridge, England.

Appointed in 2011 by the Trustees Committee