William Penn Foundation Names New Executive Director

Shawn McCaney will become executive director starting March 1, 2017.

The William Penn Foundation recently announced the appointment of Shawn McCaney as executive director, effective March 1, 2017. McCaney has served as interim executive director since November 2016. In his new role McCaney 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.