Shannon Leigh has a culture of giving. This is part of who we are and why we are in business. We believe in being active participants of our local and global communities. Our motto of “Clarify, Create, Connect” extends into our volunteerism and philanthropy as we CLARIFY our ethics, CREATE goodwill, and CONNECT to others.
Grateful for all we have, we like to pay it forward. Every member of our team volunteers in support of the causes they care about. And each year, our charitable giving increases. We support the arts, education, peace, conservation, health, research, the environment, and better quality of life for all. We are always looking for new and meaningful ways to connect with our local and international communities. If you have a special need, please tell us about it at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 2015 we contributed or provided hands-on support to these wonderful organizations:
American Cancer Society
American Vitiligo Foundation
Asian Health Services
Bancroft Middle School
Cal Alumni Association
Dominican Sisters of San Jose
First Presbyterian Hayward
Michelangelo D’Onofrio Art Scholarships
Montclair Elementary School
North Valley Community Foundation
Redwood Christian School
Rotary Club of Oakland
Rotary International Foundation
San Leandro Career Pathways
San Mateo County Health Foundation
San Leandro Education Foundation (SLED)
San Leandro High School Theatre Program
St. John’s Catholic School, San Lorenzo
St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County
Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance
Shannon Hackley has been a hands-on member of Oakland Rotary #3 since 1987. Her passion lies in World Community Service. Traveling multiple times to Central America, her Rotary Club partnering with local Guatemalan Rotarians helped bring cooking stoves, latrines, medical supplies, and clean water to remote villages and schools. Locally, she has mentored high school juniors about free enterprise at the Enterprise Institute, supported the building of affordable and green housing, and much more.
She is a Paul Harris Fellow for the Rotary International Foundation, which enables Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. The Rotary Foundation has led the charge on the worldwide campaign to eradicate polio, a task near completion.
“Dedicated to service, Shannon was one of the first women in the world to join Rotary, what had been for 80 years an all male organization. And to challenge herself even further, she joined the 350-member, 3rd oldest Rotary club in the world as a 25-year-old. She admits she was a bit intimidated by the very successful older men surrounding her. But Shannon has always liked challenges, and immediately became involved in international service, making numerous trips to Mexico, Central America and India in support of Rotary projects. Then she returned to Oakland to raise money for those projects. She is a dedicated volunteer, fundraiser and leader.”
Past President, Rotary Club of Oakland
San Leandro High School Theatre Program
We love supporting this program. We provide and distribute PR and marketing materials for shows: banners, posters, invitations to drama teachers at other East Bay schools, press releases in the local paper and more. Kat Porter creates beautiful costumes for some of the shows. And we do whatever is needed to help out the teachers and kids.
“Shannon Leigh has been an integral part of our marketing the San Leandro High School Drama Program this past year. We always depend on parental and community support, and Shannon and her associates have come through in spades. Shannon works with the students and is a real team player. She stays “on message” and has made our publicity efforts much more focused and effective. This is outside of my skill set, so her efforts and those of her associates are valued and important. Thank you Shannon and crew!"
- John Sheridan, Drama Teacher at San Leandro High School
“Kat and Shannon, you are wonderful! Thank you so much!”
- Sue Ellen Nelson, Theatrical Director
We are working with San Leandro Unified School District and Pilot City to engage San Leandro High School students with work-based learning, building pathways for youth into high-growth economic areas. It's with great honor we welcome our newest member, Luis Fernandez, to the Shannon Leigh team. Luis is now working as a Junior Designer under the tutelage of our team. Congratulations Luis!
Sending a very special "Thank You" to San Leandro Unified School District and San Leandro Chamber of Commerce for the opportunity to participate in this year's East Bay Career Pathways program. This is in cooperation with the East Bay Career Pathways consortium of the California Career Pathways Trust (CCPT, AB86).
San Leandro Education Foundation (SLED) does great work to inspire students, support schools, and build community. Shannon Leigh was pleased to make donations to support the San Leandro Performing Arts Center as it brings cultural vitality to the community and the Second Story Thrift Store, which provides ongoing funding to sustain SLED programs. Thank you, SLED!
“Thank you, Shannon Leigh Associates for your donations to help ensure that our theater is used and enjoyed by students and the community for years to come. Thank you also for supporting our new venture with Patty Breslin’s Second Story Thrift Store. Our hope is that this store is another way to bring community and schools together.”
San Mateo County Health Foundation
Their mission is to promote and champion the health and well being of all residents of the community, regardless of ability to pay, primarily through supporting excellence and innovation in the County’s hospital and clinics system.
Shannon Leigh is a proud sponsors of fundraisers as well as donors in aid of this mission.
“Thank you for your vote of confidence and for your support. With your commitment, your gift will help assure that the San Mateo County’s residents will continue to receive the quality health care they deserve.”
Bernadette Mellott, MPA
Michelangelo D’Onofrio Arts Foundation
In honor of her late father Michael Angelo D’Onofrio, Joan D’Onofrio formed the Michelangelo D'Onofrio Arts Foundation to distribute financial contributions to school art programs and scholarships for individuals pursuing art and their love of it in any media. Shannon Leigh donated in support of many talented art students.
“To quote Beverly Sills, ‘Art is the signature of civilization.’ Thank you, Shannon, for helping us keep art alive in our public schools.”
The Tuberous Schlerosis Alliance is a very important cause for Shannon. In 2001, Shannon's 10-month-old son was diagnosed with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC). At the time, there were no clinics west of the Mississippi to help kids with TSC, and a huge need to help families manage this multi-systemic disease. Tuberous Sclerosis affects 1 in 6000 people, and there are thousands of people in the Bay Area with TSC. Faced with the possibility that he would be severely disabled, Shannon focused her considerable energy on this cause to help her son.
In 2004, Shannon co-founded the Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic at UCSF Benihoff Children's hospital (formerly Children's Hospital of Oakland.) Jack and Julia Center for Tuberous Sclerosis, it is named after Shannon’s son Jack Leal and one of his peers Julia Steenman. To get it started, Shannon and Julia
s mom helped to organize multiple yard sales and walk-a-thons that raised $100,000 to seed the clinic's opening.