Shawn Mooring

Program Director

Shawn Mooring is the Program Director for The Lenfest Institute for Journalism.  

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.