Director of Development
Name: Shanna Gershman
Title: Director of Development
College: University of Delaware
Major: Leadership and Consumer Economics
Hometown: Lexington, MA
Current Home: Barrington, RI
Favorite Athlete: Brett Favre
Shanna Gershman joined Team IMPACT in October 2016, and serves as the Director of Development. In her role, she manages all aspect of the organization’s fundraising both locally and nationally, with the goal of building a diverse revenue model that will support the incredible ongoing programmatic growth of Team IMPACT.
Gershman brings more than 10 years of experience in nonprofit development and Major Gifts, most recently at Combined Jewish Philanthropies and Boston Children’s Hospital. She earned her BA in Leadership and Consumer Economics from the University of Delaware. In addition, alongside music producer Benny Blanco, she cofounded and runs a nonprofit that brings top musical artists to the bedside of sick children called the Get Well Soon Tour. Gershman grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts, and currently lives in Barrington, Rhode Island with her husband and two kids. Stay tuned, as the Gershmans will be welcoming their third child in early 2019!
When asked the question, "Why Team IMPACT?" Shanna said:
Pediatric healthcare has always been a huge passion of mine, in addition to the power that sports have to bring people together. The chance to raise money for an organization so focused on providing deep clinical value to these populations, and using the power of team as the vehicle for success, makes Team IMPACT incredibly compelling for me.