Shannon McKnight

Position: Director of Development

Shannon McKnight has been the Director of Development for The Learning Collaborative since March 2015.


Her responsibilities include TLC’s fund development, donor relations, volunteers, fundraising events and community outreach. Prior to her work at The Learning collaborative, Shannon was a Director of Development and Communications for a large area nonprofit. She is a member of the Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists, Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Public Relations Society of America.

Shannon currently serves on the Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee where she is active in the Communications sub-committee. Shannon was recently named one of 50 Nonprofit Emerging Leaders from across the country by the Bank of America Neighborhood Builders Grant Program. Shannon attended North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University where her studies included Mass Communications and Public Relations. A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, Shannon has been a strong community advocate in the areas of youth and empowerment programs and Neighborhood improvement initiatives.