Cure JM Foundation Staff
James Minow brings more than 30 years of nonprofit experience in executive management and fundraising to Cure JM Foundation. He served as the Chief Development Officer at the Foundation Fighting Blindness from 2005 to 2014, where he created and implemented programs that doubled annual revenues to $35 million. This funding has supported clinical trials that actually restored vision to the blind.
Before joining the Foundation Fighting Blindness, Jim held leadership roles at nonprofits across the country, working closely with patient, physician, and research communities to rapidly expand research programs, leading to better treatments and cures.
In all of Jim’s leadership roles, he has created and spearheaded many annual giving programs, events, major gifts, and planned giving programs that have led to each organization’s ongoing success.
He has worked closely with patient, physician, and research communities to rapidly expand research programs, leading to better treatments and cures.
Jim is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara and now resides in Olney, MD. He has two grown children, Brandon and Carson. Jim’s personal interests include historic preservation, including the restoration of his 1876 home. An aviation enthusiast, Jim owns and flies a Beechcraft Bonanza whenever he can find the time.
Jim looks forward to strengthening the Juvenile Myositis research program, to find better treatment options and ultimately a cure.
Fundraising and Operations Coordinator
Shannon received her B.A. in Economics and International Studies from the University of Kansas. She began her career in marketing at Intel where she managed operations, revenue and demand forecasting for a complex and critical business segment. She then transitioned to Dell where she worked in procurement, managing operations for two strategic supplier relationships.
We are pleased to announce that Shannon has come on board as Cure JM’s first employee. Shannon will focus on fundraising to provide more funds for research. Shannon will support and assist with family fundraisers, engage corporate sponsors and help manage Cure JM’s internal operations. today to get started with a fundraiser!
Shannon lives outside of Seattle with her husband Rich and two sons, Jack and Eldon. In their spare time they enjoy hiking, gardening and traveling to the Oregon Coast.