Shona Carter

Donor Relations Officer

Shona Carter

Shona Carter serves as a donor relations officer, working closely with donors to provide strategic consulting to facilitate their philanthropic aspirations. With 12 years of experience, Shona comes to the Foundation with a diverse range of expertise from the private, nonprofit, and philanthropic sectors. She is effective at identifying, engaging, and establishing formal partnerships, while also responding to changing environments. Prior to The San Francisco Foundation, Shona was an advancement officer for the Foundation of City College of San Francisco where she cultivated high net worth and corporate donors. Before this role, Shona worked at the East Bay Community Foundation as the primary manager of The Clorox Company corporate fund. In this role, she facilitated the grantmaking of nearly $4 million to Oakland’s education, youth development, and arts communities. Shona holds a Bachelors of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from Mills College in Oakland. She is a former Forté Foundation fellow and current member, and a member of Bay Area Blacks in Philanthropy.