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William Penn Foundation Announces New Executive Director

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The William Penn Foundation announced it has named Shawn McCaney as executive director effective March 1, 2017. Shawn has served as interim executive director since November 2016 while a national search for this position was conducted with the assistance of Diversified Search. As executive director, Shawn will oversee the Foundation’s operations, investments, and $112 million annual grantmaking and evaluation budget, which is focused on increasing high-quality educational opportunities for economically disadvantaged children; protecting the Delaware River watershed; and supporting arts, culture and the development of accessible and vibrant public spaces.