Shannon Castro is our new Senior Director of Development

Please Welcome Shannon Castro to the UCR Library

Under the leadership of the Sr. Executive Director, Constituency Programs and in close collaboration with the University Librarian, Shannon will develop and execute long- and short-term strategies to grow the philanthropic pipeline and secure major gifts for the UCR Library.

Shannon brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our team. Before joining us, Shannon served as the Director of Resource Development for the San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity. In this role, she juggled multiple responsibilities, including overseeing all donor revenue for Resource Development, marketing, communication events, and volunteer programs.

Additionally, Shannon has held key roles at San Antonio Hospital Foundation, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, and Citrus Valley Health Foundation, showcasing a wealth of experience in major donor cultivation, annual donors, stewardship, event planning, and project management. One of her notable achievements includes executing a $12 million Vineyard Tower Capital Campaign and overseeing a $6 million San Antonio Regional Hospital/City of Hope Cancer Center Capital Campaign. Her ability to increase donor bases through annual giving memberships and events has consistently produced remarkable results.