Shannon Gahagan

Partner Relations Officer

Shannon Gahagan
"I love listening to people, learning their stories and helping to make their philanthropic goals come to fruition."


Shannon works to build charitable resources for the good of the community by fostering strong relationships with donors and fundholders. She uses her depth of experience in nonprofit philanthropy and research to turn donors’ ideas and visions into reality by connecting them to giving opportunities in the community.

She joined Minnesota Philanthropy Partners in 2014, serving previously as director of development and alumni relations at DeLaSalle High School. Her background also includes Catholic Charities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and the Minnesota Council on Foundations.

Shannon received a bachelor's in sociology from the College of Saint Benedict and lives in Saint Paul with her husband Josh and cat Lucy. She enjoys traveling, thrift store shopping, rescuing stray animals and finding the best vegetarian restaurants around.

Email Shannon or call 651.325.4275

Together We Thrive

Minnesota Philanthropy Partners is a network of foundations, funds and organizations that share knowledge and services to make charitable giving thrive and benefit all Minnesotans. Minnesota Philanthropy Partners supports The Saint Paul Foundation, Minnesota Community Foundation, F. R. Bigelow Foundation, Mardag Foundation and more than 1,700 affiliates across Minnesota.

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