With a deep commitment to serving communities at a local level, Shannon Polk brings expertise and passion to her role as President & CEO of the Community Foundation. Building upon her law degree from Western Michigan University, Shannon has engaged across the nonprofit community, including roles at the C.S. Mott Foundation and the Michigan Breastfeeding Network and consulting for the Bank of America’s Neighborhood Builders Program and the Council of Michigan Foundations.
She has most recently led The Witness Foundation, working to develop the next generation of civil rights leaders, and consulted with the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area to facilitate staff competency in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Shannon is dedicated to creating systemic change through community engagement and equitable initiatives, as demonstrated by her leadership in the nonprofit sector.
What I can help you with:
- Understanding AAACF’s organizational direction
- Talking about the needs and aspirations of our community and philanthropy’s role
- Conversations about our Washtenaw County impact