The Home Front Cares Welcomes New Executive Director

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Shawn Kelly Joins Veteran Organization Upon 15th Anniversary

The Home Front Cares organization welcomed new Executive Director, Shawn Kelly in May 2018. Shawn joins The Home Front Cares from Philadelphia, PA where he was the former Headmaster for St. Peter’s School.

Shawn spent twenty-seven years in Independent School education where he held a wide-range of senior administrative positions including Head of School, Director of Development, and Academic Dean. Shawn has a great deal of experience in strategic planning, working with Boards, organizational development, fund raising and public speaking.

He is excited to utilize his experience on behalf of The Home Front Cares as it gives him a chance to serve another community to which he and his family have deep ties. Shawn’s uncle served in the Army during World War II, his father in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict, and his brother in the Army during the Gulf War. Shawn looks forward to giving back to those who have served our country.

“I am excited to begin my work helping our veterans. The mission of THFC is quite unique in that it is the pragmatic non-profit that looks to help our veterans in tangible ways that have immediate and positive impact on families across the state,” says Kelly.

Shawn holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Rhode Island and a Master's degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. He is married to Tiffany Kelly, a Colorado Springs native. Their daughter, Eva, is five years old and entering Kindergarten. In his free time, Shawn enjoys camping, hiking, kayaking, biking, running, canning, reading, listening to podcasts and a wide range of music, tinkering and repairing everything from vintage typewriters and watches, to broken record players and bikes. He is thrilled to be moving back to the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

The Home Front Cares provides emergency financial grants for Colorado service members, veterans and their families. Since 2003, the nonprofit has raised more than $8 million to pay essential life expenses like rent and utilities for clients statewide. According to GuideStar, only 10 percent of the 45,000 registered nonprofits serving veterans nationwide provide more than $250,000 per year in aid to clients; THFC is among them. For more information about The Home Front Cares’ mission, visit http://www.thehomefrontcares.org.

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