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Shelley Goode

SVP & Chief Development Officer

Shelley Goode is Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer for AARP Foundation. She oversees fundraising across the Foundation, AARP advocacy, and other AARP affiliates.

An inspirational leader, culture champion and strategic visionary, Shelley served most recently as chief development officer of Girl Scouts of the USA, where she led a revenue-generating team responsible for securing diverse funding streams from individuals, corporations, foundations and government grants. As chief development officer for the KIPP Foundation, a nonprofit network of 280 college-preparatory public charter schools, she raised funds to implement diversity- and inclusion-focused solutions for students with low income, and has shaped policy and strategy at the C-suite level in various roles, including as vice president of resource development for Oxfam America.

In her more than 30 years of experience in fundraising, marketing and communications, and nonprofit leadership, she has led teams that deal with how to best deploy the forms of capital at our disposal — human, financial, social — in ways that sustain quality of life, unleash talent and spark development. Deeply familiar with the significant problems facing communities throughout the world, Shelley has promoted solutions and raised funds for issues that include women’s empowerment, STEM initiatives, poverty, migration, affordable housing, addiction, and the reintegration of veterans into society.

Shelley has served in leadership roles with Volunteers of America, the Smithsonian Institution, Spelman College, Syracuse University, and Johns Hopkins University, and currently serves on the boards of The College of William & Mary Foundation, the Morgan Stanley Global Impact Funding Trust (MS GIFT), and The National Children’s Museum.

An avid supporter of the arts, Shelley holds a B.A. in arts administration and political science from Mary Baldwin University in Staunton, Virginia. She is a 2014 graduate of the Leadership Arlington Signature Program and a 2015 graduate of Leadership Greater Washington.


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