Shawn Mooring is the Program Director for The Lenfest Institute for Journalism. In this role Shawn leads the Institute’s learning and impact efforts while also providing programmatic oversight to our national grant making efforts and select grants to The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Shawn has both led and supported numerous initiatives focused on social innovation as a funder and practitioner. Shawn’s philanthropic experience includes positions with the Ford Foundation, The Philadelphia Foundation, and The Twenty-First Century Foundation. Shawn also has extensive experience in capacity building, program design, strategy planning and organizational development honed though positions held at national consulting firms such as Public/Private Ventures; the OMG Center for Collaborative Learning (now Equal Measure), and Frontline Solutions, Inc.
Shawn earned a BA in Political Science from Hampton University, and earned a MPA from the University of Delaware.
Shawn is native Philadelphian, currently living Wynnewood, PA with his wife and two sons.