Shawn _McCaney

Shawn McCaney ASLA

William Penn Foundation

As executive director of the William Penn Foundation, Shawn led the creation of the Great Public Spaces grantmaking strategy, which seeks to expand access to high-quality public spaces that engage, connect and serve communities in Philadelphia and Camden. He also developed the two largest grants in the Foundation's history, a $25 million grant in support of the Free Library's 21 Century Libraries Initiative and a $100 million commitment to support the City of Philadelphia's Rebuild initiative, which will transform local libraries, parks and recreation centers. A licensed professional planner, Shawn received his graduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania.