Shelley Brown, Milagro Foundation

TITLE:  Executive Director

FOCUS AREAS: Children & youth, education, health, arts

CONTACT:  415-460-9939, sbrown@milagrofoundation.org

PROFILE: Shelley Brown is the executive director of the Milagro Foundation, a publicly supported foundation established by Carlos Santana and his family in 1998. She has been in this position since April 2000 in San Rafael, California. Her job duties include grantmaking, event planning, community involvement, managing the board of directors, and budgeting.

Brown previously worked for 10 years as an elementary school principal at San Pedro School in San Rafael. She also held principal positions at San Rafael City Schools and Monte Verde Elementary School in South San Francisco. Her degrees are from the University of Washington (B.A.), San Francisco State University (Master’s), and the University of California at Berkeley (Administrative Services Credential).

Her foundation bio shares:

Shelley Brown is the Executive Director of The Milagro Foundation. As a founding Board member in 1998, Shelley has served as the Executive Director since April 2000. In this capacity, Shelley has been at the helm of Milagro and guided the foundation in giving over $6,000,000.00 to agencies serving children in 35 countries from the Bay Area to as far away as Africa and India. Shelley’s background is as an educator, with twenty-five years of experience as a principal and teacher in school districts in Marin County and San Francisco. She is an experienced board member with a wealth of knowledge in community educational programs and resources in the Bay Area. Her life's work has been dedicated to supporting underserved youth.

Read the interview with Shelley Brown on the Local DC website, and check out the HBO Latino Milagro Foundation intro by Shelley Brown.