Family Proud is honored to be one of the businesses supported by UCSD’s Talent Foundry; a group that provides personalized and tailored guidance to a diverse group of founders in San Diego County who are committed to driving their business to the next level. Those who drive this program leverage their respective expertise and relationships with both regional and national ecosystems of business incubators, accelerators, workshops, grants and investor communities to meet the specific needs of the businesses they support.In mid-May, Talent Foundry held their first annual Spring Jam where Family Proud team members had the opportunity to mingle with fellow founders, share our business and story, and learn more about the Talent Foundry community all while enjoying great snacks provided by local businesses. The event was a great success and it felt great to be back at an in-person event that supports founders and innovation in San Diego!
Shannon is based in Pflugerville, TX which is a small town just north of Austin. She lives there with her husband, 3 cats, and a giant dog.Shannon graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in English and has gained a great deal of experience with both local and national non-profits through her past work and volunteer history. She is very passionate about advocating for and helping those struggling with mental health concerns and other life-changing diagnoses such as cancer.In her free time, you will generally find her reading books, going on hikes, playing sand volleyball with friends, or traveling to new places. Shannon was drawn to Family Proud and the mission after serving as a caregiver for a close friend and seeing first-hand how challenging it can be to coordinate help. She is excited to help break down barriers and make it easier for people to connect.
Did you know... the amount of hours dedicated to caregiving increases as we age?
Older caregivers are more likely to take care of their partner or spouse. According to the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, the average age of spousal caregiving is 62.3. Family Proud can help lessen the burden on caregivers thanks to our network of supporters. You can start by spreading the word and downloading the app today, or simply visit our website to speak with a Family Liaison today!