Shelley is charged with leading fundraising initiatives for the Foundation. She came to KIPP most recently from Oxfam America, where she served as Vice President of Resource Development. She has 30 years of experience in fundraising, marketing and communications, and nonprofit leadership.
Shelley has promoted solutions and raised funds for issues that include women’s empowerment, STEM initiatives, poverty, migration, homelessness and affordable housing, addiction as well as the reintegration of veterans back into society. She has tackled issues that challenge local environments and emphasized the importance of diversity and inclusion as elements of the solutions. Shelley has raised hundreds of millions of dollars throughout her career, building high-level relationships with individual, foundation, and corporate donors. She has served some of the world’s largest and most respected institutions – including Volunteers of America, the Smithsonian Institution, Spelman College, Syracuse University, and Johns Hopkins University.
Shelley currently serves on the boards of The College of William & Mary Foundation, the Morgan Stanley Global Impact Funding Trust (MS GIFT), and the Massachusetts Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She has also led the boards of the Arlington Community Foundation and Doorways for Women and Families, a nonprofit organization in Arlington, VA offering shelter and programs to abused, homeless, and at-risk women and families. Shelly holds a B.A. in arts administration and political science from Mary Baldwin University. She is a 2014 graduate of the Leadership Arlington Signature Program and a 2015 graduate of Leadership Greater Washington.