Shannon Jeffries

Shannon Jeffries

Senior Manager, Network Engagement

Shannon Jeffries is the Senior Manager of Network Engagement at the National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP). In her role she stewards relationships with funders, sponsors, philanthropic families and donor-serving organizations through strategic relationship management and targeted engagement initiatives.

Shannon is a storyteller, philanthropist, and servant leader. Shannon has worked with nonprofits, foundations, K-12 schools, and universities to develop programs, build teams, and establish partnerships that meet the needs of diverse stakeholders. With a personal mission to make an impact, she earned a B.A. in psychology at The Ohio State University and an M.Ed. in urban school counseling at the University of Maryland, College Park. She started her career in college admissions and K-12 education before pivoting to fundraising and philanthropy to better understand and influence community investment strategies. Shannon has consulted with and supported women and Black-led social change organizations with fundraising, strategic events, and communications.

Shannon is a member of the Board of Directors for The Be.Org and the co-creator of the Tanna Fund, a giving circle that awards microgrants to Black women entrepreneurs in the Washington, DC region.



Navigating Philanthropy and its Shifts: Insights from Philanthropic Advisors

Posted on March 20, 2024 by Shannon Jeffries

In recent years, the philanthropic landscape has evolved in response to issues of equity and justice. Consequently, many donor families seek guidance and support from philanthropic advisors to help them navigate the complexities of these shifts, ensuring that philanthropic efforts align with and are informed by the communities they serve.  As families work to translate their philanthropic purpose to impact… Read More

Community Foundations Network Topical Call: Connect with Peers Based on Experience Level

Posted on November 16, 2022 by Shannon Jeffries, Katie Scott, Tony Macklin

We are creating time for peer learning and connection based on experience with philanthropic advising for multi-generational families. Bring a challenge to share or a recent success or 2023 goal to share with your peers. We will divide by experience level using zoom breakout rooms and have a group share back. This interactive call will be hosted on Zoom meeting… Read More