Shannon Joern

Vice President, National Advancement

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Shannon has been a member of the development team Artspace Projects since 2004. In her time at Artspace she has helped raise more than $35 million philanthropic and private sector funds for the organization’s general operations and its affordable live/work and other arts facilities projects in communities across the country. In her position as Vice President, Shannon is responsible for project-based campaigns in communities where Artspace is at work developing local arts spaces, stewardship of funder and stakeholder relationships, and leadership to the National Advancement department and Artspace’s consulting and property development teams. Shannon recently relocated to Denver with her family and has a team role in all Artspace activities in Colorado.

Shannon received a Masters of Public Policy in 2004 from the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota where she specialized in nonprofit management. She received BA degrees in Women’s Studies and Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin in 1995.

 Before joining Artspace Shannon worked for the Minneapolis YWCA as a youth specialist in the Discovery leadership-development program for 10 –12 year old girls. Before joining the YWCA she was program coordinator for the Minneapolis South High School Women’s Resource Center. She has participated in many local professional and community-volunteer efforts including conference and workshop planning, freelance writing, and fundraising consulting.

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