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Shaun Shira, CAP he/his

Major and Planned Gifts Director

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Joined the Community Foundation:

Inspirational Quote:

Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.

Helen Keller

What Shaun does:

Shaun explores ways for donor partners to establish donor advised, unrestricted, field of interest, scholarship and nonprofit/designated funds at the Community Foundation through lifetime or planned gifts. He works with professional advisor partners to help their clients achieve their charitable giving goals. Shaun holds the CAP® (Chartered Advisor In Philanthropy) designation from the American College of Financial Services.

What he did before:

Shaun spent eight years in the University Development office at Grand Valley State University. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing and a Master's of Public Administration degree in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, both from Grand Valley State University.

When Shaun’s not working:

Shaun is the immediate past president of the Rotary Club of Grand Rapids. He also serves on the board of the Western Michigan Estate Planning Council. In his free time, you will find Shaun spending time with his family, playing golf or softball or watching a Detroit Tigers game.

A few of Shaun's favorite things…

Rotary Charities Foundation Grand Rapids
Place to send out-of-towners:
On a brewery tour
Place to eat or drink:
The Pit Stop BBQ
Part of his job:
Learning about the diverse philanthropic interests of community stakeholders

Shaun's Recent Posts

Planning Ahead for Year-End Giving

As the seasons change and 2023 draws near, you may be searching for a way to help people and organizations in our community through charitable giving. Don’t wait until December to begin your year-end giving planning! Think about the causes…

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