Shawn Kirschner


Shawn Kirschner is a passionate, experienced, and dedicated leader specializing in philanthropy and helping people connect their excitement toward charitable giving and actions that align with intention. By bringing together innovation, creativity and strategies to achieve positive experiences. Shawn is committed to a leadership path in philanthropic community with a vision to help others give back and leave a legacy. 

Shawn enjoys working with multi-generations to bring joy to the process through a series of workshops and or activities. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Neuroscience from Lehigh University and a master’s in Early Childhood Education and a certificate as a Charter Advisor in Philanthropy the combined skilling. Shawn has additional graduate level certificates grant writing, grant making from NYU.

Throughout her career, she has spent nearly 15 years in the philanthropic world, she understands high-profile donors, who are looking for more structure, cultivating and maintaining relationships and the desire for philanthropic direction for themselves and their families. She has worked for Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation and Donna Karan’s Urban Zen Foundation, Vail Valley Foundation, Roundup River Ranch and Young Life Africa/ Middle East.

Shawn lives in the Rocky Mountains in Vail, Colorado. She loves to travel and doing things outside her comfort zone. Last summer she hiked Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa. She spends her free time in the outdoors and loves just about all activities outside; skiing, camping, hiking, water skiing, traveling, and spending quality time with friends and family.