The George Foundation Announces Shannan Stavinoha as Chief Grants Officer

The George Foundation is pleased to announce Shannan Stavinoha as Chief Grants Officer. In her role, Shannan will lead the Foundation’s grantmaking strategy and programs in pursuit of our mission to positively impact Fort Bend County and its residents. Shannan will work closely with Foundation staff, our Board of Trustees, and local nonprofit organizations to address critical community needs through grantmaking, collaboration, and capacity building.

Shannan Stavinoha

Shannan Stavinoha

Before joining The George Foundation, Shannan served five years as the Executive Director of Parks Youth Ranch and led the organization to provide emergency shelter, counseling, and life-changing services to abused and neglected youth. Shannan’s nonprofit career also includes a variety of roles with Child Advocates of Fort Bend, the Richmond State Supported Living Center, and the Central Fort Bend Central Chamber. Prior to entering the nonprofit sector, Shannan worked in the financial services and oil and gas industries.

Shannan is a long-time Fort Bend resident and a Lamar Consolidated High School graduate. She earned a BBA in Management from the University of Houston-Downtown and is a Licensed Child Care Administrator (LCCA) and a Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner.

“I am excited for Shannan to join the Foundation and bring her leadership, talent, and nonprofit experience to our team. Shannan has demonstrated impact throughout her career and will help lead the next chapter of the Foundation’s work in our community,” stated Roger Adamson, Chief Executive Officer.

Shannan and her husband, Stephen, are proud parents of Teddy, Jimmy, and Evelyn, who all call Richmond home.

The Geroge Foundation is a private charitable trust with a place-based focus on Fort Bend County, Texas. To learn more about the Foundation and our work, visit