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Shane Dunn

Shane Dunn


Joined December 2014
Shane Dunn (he/him) was elected President of the Board of Directors in December 2022. He has served on the GLAD Board since December 2014.

An experienced nonprofit external relations leader, he most recently served as Chief Advancement Officer at Rosie’s Place, a Boston-based nonprofit founded in 1974 as the first women’s shelter in America that provides sanctuary and services to poor and homeless women, where he led all fundraising, communications, volunteer services, and public policy efforts for the organization.

Prior to Rosie’s Place, Shane was Senior Director of Development and Alumni Relations at Brandeis International Business School. Previously, he worked in a variety of roles in K-12 and higher education at Harvard University, Tufts University, MIT Sloan School of Management, Excel Academy Charter Schools, and Uncommon Schools. Active in several civic and political organizations, he has served on the City of Boston SPARK Council for young professionals, was a Fellow with Education Pioneers, was a founding co-chair of the Board of Trustees for Ellis Early Learning Center in Boston, and is actively reviving his local neighborhood association. Shane is a first-generation college graduate of Cornell University and has served his alma mater in a variety of alumni leadership roles locally and nationally. He also holds a master’s degree in higher education administration from Boston College. Originally from Waterville, New York, Shane is the son of a lesbian mother. Shane lives in Boston with his wife and two children.