Rosie’s Place is pleased to welcome Shane Dunn as the new Chief Advancement Officer.
Shane joins Rosie’s Place from Brandeis International Business School, where he worked as the Senior Director of Development and Alumni Relations since 2019. As Senior Director, Shane was responsible for annual fundraising, alumni engagement, and stewardship of the School’s 4,300+ alumni and friends. As a member of the senior team, he worked closely with the Dean and School Board of Advisors to advance strategic goals of the school. Prior to his work at Brandeis, Shane excelled as the Director of Advancement Strategy and Regional Development at Uncommon Schools, while also serving as the Interim Director of Marketing. He also served as Managing Director of Strategic Growth and Development at Excel Academy Charter Schools in East Boston, growing annual fundraising revenues to expand the size of the organization and launch a new high school. In previous roles, Shane worked at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, Tufts University, and the MIT Sloan School of Management. Since 2014, he has served on the board of directors of GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), and he also served previously on the City of Boston SPARK Council to increase engagement among young professionals and families across the city. Originally from Waterville, New York, he is a first-generation college graduate of Cornell University and earned a master’s degree in higher education administration from Boston College. Shane lives in Roxbury with his wife and two young children.
In his new role as Chief Advancement Officer at Rosie’s Place, Shane will lead the fundraising, communications, and external relations efforts as part of the senior management team. He will oversee and lead the organizational fundraising strategy, and serve as the primary fundraiser at Rosie’s Place. Shane will play a key role in planning for Rosie’s Place’s 50th anniversary in 2024. Shane will oversee and manage all areas and personnel within Rosie’s Place’s Development, Communications, Community Engagement and Public Policy departments, and ensure that all activities are consistent with the organization’s mission, philosophy, and policies. Shane is excited to bring his passion for social justice, and experience leading development teams in non-profit organizations to Rosie’s Place.
About Rosie’s Place
Rosie’s Place, a sanctuary for poor and homeless women, offers emergency and long-term assistance to women who have nowhere else to turn. Founded in 1974 by Kip Tiernan, Rosie’s Place welcomes each guest with respect and unconditional love, carrying forward Kip’s spirit of social justice. Every year, Rosie’s Place meets thousands of poor and homeless women with thousands of unique needs and challenges. Leadership, staff and Board at Rosie’s Place have formed a supportive community and understand that there’s no single cause of poverty and homelessness and consequently, there’s no single cure-all. For this reason, they offer a spectrum of services to guests, including emergency services, opportunity, advocacy and empowerment, and outreach and stability.
For more information, please visit www.rosiesplace.org