Shannon Duval

System Senior Vice President, Philanthropy
CommonSpirit Health

Shannon Duval

Shannon Duval is the senior vice president of philanthropy for CommonSpirit Health. In her role, Shannon is responsible for supporting philanthropic investments for CommonSpirit's national initiatives. Additionally, Shannon leads efforts to support the growth of philanthropy across the ministries 80-plus fundraising entities.

Most recently, Shannon served as the president and chief development officer for the Catholic Health Initiatives National Foundation. She also served as the president of the CHI Mercy Foundation in Des Moines, Iowa, for six years, as well as the president of the St. Luke’s Health Care Foundation. In addition, Shannon served as a regional major gifts officer for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. She spent six years as director of development for the University of Iowa Foundation, raising funds for the UI Carver College of Medicine and University of Iowa hospitals and clinics.

Shannon currently serves on the board of regents for her alma mater, Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, on the board of the Catholic Health Initiatives Colorado Foundation and the CHI Center for Research and Innovation. Additionally, she is a dean of the faculty for the Association for Health Care Philanthropy Madison Institute. Shannon has completed PhD coursework in higher education administration from the University of Iowa, and also holds a master of juris prudence in health law from Drake University Law School.

Shannon was first introduced to the idea of philanthropy as a vocation while serving as a graduate assistant at the Indiana University Foundation. In addition to a master’s degree in higher education administration and philanthropic studies, Shannon gained a lifelong love for health care philanthropy during her time at Indiana University.

Shannon and her husband, DeLane, reside in Castle Rock, Colorado, with their sons Miller and Kiefer.