Shawn Mooring is the Head of Philadelphia Programs for The Lenfest Institute for Journalism. In this role Shawn provides leadership to the Institute’s grant making, programs, and initiatives to support journalists and news organizations striving to build sustainable and equitable models of local news that meet the needs of Philadelphia communities.
Shawn also leads the Institute’s learning and impact efforts. 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 a native Philadelphian, currently living Wynnewood, PA with his wife and two sons.