Shannon Boshears has been named vice president and chief philanthropy officer for Arkansas Hospice.
In this role, Boshears will head up all fundraising efforts, gift administration and strategic direction for the Arkansas Hospice Foundation. She will also provide support for Arkansas Hospice’s various programs and services.
Most recently, Boshears served as the vice chancellor of advancement for the University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College, as well as the executive director of the UA-Pulaski Technical College Foundation. At UA-Pulaski Tech, Boshears served as the college’s chief development and communications official, leading the Office of Advancement, Public Relations and Marketing, UA-PTC Foundation, and the Center for Humanities and Arts.
“I am extremely honored to be able to work with such a great organization with a very important mission – to enhance the quality of life for Arkansans facing serious illness and loss by surrounding them with love and embracing them with the best in physical, emotional and spiritual care,” Boshears said in a statement. “I know of this first-hand as my father was a patient with Arkansas Hospice. Quality, end-of-life care can be the most important gift you can give to someone and their family,” she added. “I look forward to raising the bar in securing funds for the state’s largest, non-profit hospice organization to continue and expand its mission throughout Arkansas.”
Before joining UA-PTC, Boshears served as the director of community and public affairs for Heifer International. She previously was the marketing specialist for Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
Boshears holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and public information from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.