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Lauren Shanahan

Titles: Executive Director of Philanthropy
Departments: Administration, Development
Custom2: 2024

Mrs. Lauren Shanahan

Lauren Shanahan has over 24 years of experience in non-profit advocacy, the last 11 years leading philanthropy efforts for independent schools like Pacific Ridge School (Carlsbad) and Santa Fe Christian Schools (Solana Beach). In her career tenure, she has played an instrumental role in raising approximately $50 million for private schools, including a successful $22 million capital campaign at Santa Fe Christian School. Before her philanthropy work in the education sector, she was the Executive Director of the Imperial County Farm Bureau and Imperial Valley Vegetable Association, assisting farmers on issues such as the water transfer between Imperial Valley and San Diego. Ms. Shanahan has a B.S. in Agriculture Business from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She served as the first female president of the California Plant Health Association and is an alumna of the California Agricultural Leadership Program. She is married, has two young adult children, and enjoys travel, reading, and cooking.

Bachelor of Science, Agriculture Business, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo