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Richard Shaw, Chief Development Officer

Richard Shaw

As chief development officer, Richard Shaw is responsible for overseeing fund development and communications throughout all markets served by Youth Villages.

He joined Youth Villages in 2005 after serving for over seven years at the Memphis Regional Chamber, where he was senior vice president of organizational development. 

In addition to his extensive success at the chamber, Shaw gained national experience as director of annual giving and operations at the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research, based in Cary, North Carolina. He also was a development officer at the University of Maryland Athletic Department and worked in athletic recruiting at the University of Tennessee (UT) in Knoxville, where he received a Bachelor's degree in education. 

Shaw has served on numerous community boards and currently sits on the board of the Nonprofit Quarterly and the GuideStar Advisory Council. He was named to the Memphis Business Journal's "Top 40 Under 40" in 2000. He and his wife Cynthia reside in Memphis and have two sons, Winston and Patton.

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Youth Villages is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to helping emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families live successfully. We help more than 22,000 children and families each year from across the country. Our Evidentiary Family Restoration® approach involves intensive work with the child and family, a focus on measuring outcomes, keeping children in the community whenever safely possible, and providing accountability to families and funders. The EFR approach produces lasting success for children with success rates twice that of traditional services at one-third the cost of traditional care.
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