Kelly Sweeney McShane is Board Chair of The William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation, based in Cleveland, and has served as President and CEO of Community of Hope in Washington, DC since January 2001. During that time, the organization has grown from a budget of $1.8 million to $14 million and more than tripled the number of families that it serves. Community of Hope, which was founded in 1980, provides housing for homeless families and affordable, quality healthcare in a family practice model. Kelly previously served as Executive Director of Hannah House, a transitional housing program for homeless women in the District of Columbia, and was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sierra Leone, West Africa.

Kelly currently serves on the Board of Directors of the DC Primary Care Association and 501cTech and as a member of the Mayor’s Interagency Council on Homelessness, including co-chairing the Strategic Planning Committee. She is a member of the 2006 class of Leadership Greater Washington. She received a Masters in Business Administration from Georgetown University and has a B.A. from Harvard University.

Kelly is a winner of the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation’s Exponent Award, which recognizes nonprofit leadership. Kelly also was recognized as a Champion of Change by the DC Primary Care Association in 2011. She is the co-author of a book entitled Winning Ways: Great Nonprofit Management Ideas. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband and three children.



How Does the Role of a Family Foundation Chair Differ from That of Other Non-Profit Entities?

Posted on April 22, 2015 by Virginia M. Esposito, Alice Buhl, Kelly Sweeney McShane

This month we are delighted to feature a question recently asked in our April webinar, The critical role of the board chair in family philanthropy. This wide-ranging conversation on the critical role of the board chair in family philanthropy featured international family foundation experts Virginia Esposito and Alice Buhl along with two experienced and thoughtful family foundation leaders… Read More

The 2014 Trustee Education Institute: An intensive seminar for family foundation trustees

Posted on September 24, 2014 by Glen Galaich, Virginia M. Esposito, Susan Crites Price, Ami Aronson, Andrew Schulz, Kelly Sweeney McShane, Kristin Pauly, Leonor Alfonso, Maegan Scott, Mary Phillips

DOWNLOAD COMPLETE 2014 AGENDA HERE – SEE SPEAKER LIST AND BIOS BELOW NCFP’s Trustee Education Institute provides a comprehensive introduction to all of the key legal, investment, ethical, grantmaking, and family dynamics issues facing family foundation board members. Featuring a faculty made up of NCFP’s senior staff and highly respected philanthropy experts, this three day, intensive seminar will cover: What does… Read More