Shannon Baker is the Director of Individual Giving at the East Bay Community Foundation. With more than 20 years of experience leading fundraising and communications for mission-driven organizations, Shannon is passionate about building community, helping nonprofit leaders grow their impact, and connecting donors with values-aligned giving opportunities.

Shannon’s deep and diverse experience – including running grassroots campaigns with the State PIRGs, securing major gifts at Stanford Law School and The Nature Conservancy, and leading fundraising efforts at progressive organizations like Citizen Engagement Lab, New Media Ventures, and Mindful Schools – allows her to design and execute successful programs and campaigns.

Shannon has a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from University of Michigan, where she focused on strategy and social innovation. When not at work, she enjoys travel and photography, the East Bay’s best eats and treats, and spending time with her husband, stepson, two dogs, and cat.