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Molly Shaw, M.Ed.

Social Impact and Philanthropic Advisor

Molly Shaw is an independent social impact and philanthropic advisor who supports foundations, corporations and individual philanthropists, including Foundation For The Carolinas and Grant Philanthropic Advisors. Molly has extensive experience working inside communities as well as private and public systems. She served as President and CEO of Communities In Schools of Charlotte-Mecklenburg (CIS) from 2011-2020 where she and 125 team members worked to empower, support, and case-manage more than 30,000 students annually in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School district. Molly is a graduate of Davidson College and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Prior to joining Communities In Schools, Molly launched and led The Charlotte Teachers Institute (CTI), an initiative designed to strengthen teaching in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. She also spent several years at Davidson College serving in various fundraising roles. She has served on community boards to support organizations that promote early childhood learning, literacy, youth development, supportive housing, foster care and adoption, workforce development, the arts, and women’s collective giving. Molly has published op-eds and delivered talks locally and nationally on topics including economic mobility, educational trends and solutions, cradle to career success, social capital, trust-based philanthropy, and leadership. Molly is married to David Webb and has two children, Max (7) and Kate (5), and two dogs, Chewy and Champ.


Community Foundations Topical Call: Trust-Based Philanthropy Practices for DAFs

Posted on November 16, 2022 by Molly Shaw, M.Ed., Abbe Temkin

Trust-based philanthropy “is rooted in a set of values that help advance equity, shift power, and build mutually accountable relationships,” per the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project. While many community foundations are working to embrace these practices, how are donors or families giving through and in collaboration with the community foundation learning and adapting to using these practices? Join peers who have… Read More