Uniquely Qualified to Oversee Callier Development
Advancement Professional, Special Ed Teacher to Direct Advancement
Mar. 29, 2010
Shanon Patrick has spent the last six years drumming up support for one of Dallas’ biggest health care systems and a well-known non-profit.
That experience in development, along with several years as a special education teacher, culminated in a recent move to oversee advancement efforts for the Callier Center for Communication Disorders in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at UT Dallas.
“Shanon’s background and experience as a preschool teacher and development officer is a perfect match for the Callier Center’s mission,” said Dr. Tom Campbell, executive director of the Callier Center. “We are very excited to have her as part of our team.”
In the years before arriving at Callier, Patrick managed major gift relationships with more than 200 prospects and donors for Presbyterian Communities and Services Foundation, a Dallas non-profit that manages retirement communities and hospice services. Her duties as a senior development officer focused on Faith Presbyterian Hospice, as well as annual giving and special events.
She spent four years at the Baylor Health Care System Foundation, which raises and manages charitable funds to support the system’s services. Patrick built relationships with major gift donors, led an employee giving campaign and helped manage Baylor’s high-profile “Celebrating Women” luncheon.
Patrick’s alignment with the Callier Center’s mission began more than 10 years ago when she taught special education to children with disabilities for the Plano Independent School District. She later began assessing students with disabilities for the district.
“As a mom of a child with special needs and former special education teacher, I value greatly the impact of Callier’s care for individuals challenged with communication disorders,” Patrick said. “The clinical services, academic programs and research advancements happening each day at Callier are improving lives for those in our local communities and across the nation.”
Patrick has a bachelor’s degree in child and family development and a minor in business administration from Texas State University.