Shari Dunn is a adjunct instructor who will be teaching our 515 Social Venture Management class in the Spring of 2018. She is a former news anchor and attorney as well as the current Executive Director for Dress for Success Oregon. Shari is a board member of the Women’s Foundation of Oregon and the Oregon Workforce Investment Board (OWIB), appointed by Governor Kate Brown.
She was previously a Nonprofit Consultant in California and Milwaukee, Vice President at Power of Attorney, Inc. in New York, a nation-wide grant maker, Special Correspondent for the Oprah Winfrey Show, and the Senior Attorney in the Civil Division of the National Legal Aid and Defender Association.
Shari has lobbied the federal government, represented victims of domestic violence and managed a national foundation with a multi-million dollar portfolio. As a nonprofit executive, she developed and directed national collaborations on advocacy and funding projects.
In her current position as Executive Director for Dress for Success Oregon, she leads the mission to empower women to achieve economic independence. The vision is a world where women do not live in poverty, and are treated with respect and dignity. To achieve this goal, the organization provides long lasting solutions through professional development, a network of support, professional attire, and the tools to thrive at work and in life. People don’t get out of poverty by getting a job. They get out by keeping one.
The Social Venture Management course will address various areas in business such as public relations, promotion, revenue generation, strategic planning, governance, financial controls and the use of data to make informed decisions. The curriculum will be taught through lectures, discussions and case study analysis.
We are delighted that Shari will bring her wealth of knowledge and experience to our business students. Her class begins in Spring 2018! Students better hurry and sign up!