Published: January 13, 2021
Changing Our World‘s Jim Friend interviews Vivian Shannon, Executive Director of the Fulcrum Foundation, serving the Archdiocese of Seattle’s Catholic schools. Vivian brings tremendous energy and experience to the mission of Catholic Education along with a deeply personal and spiritual connection through our Blessed Mother, which she explains. Learn more about Vivian and the Fulcrum Foundation through this engaging episode.
About Vivian Shannon
Vivian Shannon joined the Fulcrum Foundation in October 2019. Prior to joining Fulcrum, Vivian served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer for the YMCA of Greater Seattle, where she successfully oversaw a $180M comprehensive campaign. Vivian also previously managed a $350M comprehensive campaign (which raised $421M) at the United States Military Academy at West Point as the Campaign Director while working for the West Point Association of Graduates. Vivian has nearly 25 years of experience building relationships, growing and developing teams, and creating strategies for success.
Vivian lives in Bonney Lake, WA, with her husband Joe and is the proud mom of four adult children (two boys and two girls); one of her daughters is a cadet at West Point. When not working, Vivian enjoys Broadway shows, travel, reading, and spending time with her family. She is a proud alum of the University of Washington and is also a huge Seahawks fan–Go Hawks!
The Mission of the Fulcrum Foundation
Founded in 2002, the Fulcrum Foundation leverages financial assistance to support and strengthen Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Seattle, primarily through tuition assistance grants, school partnership grants, and grants for transformational leaders.
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