Shannon Downey

Director of Development

Shannon Downey is the Director of Development at Advancing Justice | Chicago. She joined us in 2017 after 10 years of running a successful marketing and communications company working with corporations, organizations, and nonprofits across the country that were creating positive impact in the world.

Shannon holds a BA and MS and is adjunct faculty at DePaul University and Columbia College where she teaches a range of business, marketing, and design classes. She is the founder of Seriously Badass Women and is a not-so-secret fiber artist who believes digital/analog balance is imperative.

She is from Boston and grew up on a picket line fighting alongside the labor movement. She comes from a long line of fire starters, instigators, and doer of things that matter. Shannon loves to build communities and inspire and empower them to take action. She believes in the power of the unconventional and brings that to Advancing Justice | Chicago.