Shannon Prather | Star Tribune
Reporter | Philanthropy and the nonprofit community

Shannon Prather covers philanthropy and the nonprofit community. She joined the Star Tribune in 2013. Shannon graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has worked for daily newspapers in Idaho, California and Minnesota for nearly two decades. She's won awards from the California Newspaper Publishers Association and the Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.


United Way wants to expand its fundraising out of the office

Younger donors prefer to target giving to causes.


Union Gospel Mission serves Thanksgiving to 50,000

Union Gospel Mission provides holiday meals for those in need.


Salvation Army hopes young bell ringers refresh red kettle campaign

This year there's a concerted effort to attract teens and young adults for help.


Give to the Max 2017 sails past $20 million record goal

Unlike in past years, the day went seamlessly en route to topping the $20.1 million mark.


St. Thomas gets record $50 million gift from grateful alum

GHR Foundation's gift is the largest ever given to a Minnesota college or university for scholarships.


A Minnesota couple's love story leads to a philanthropic legacy

Gerald and Henrietta Rauenhorst worked their way out of hard times with the goal of making a difference. Their legacy is GHR Foundation, one of Minnesota's largest philanthropic organizations.


Give to the Max Day raises $6.5 million in first 7 hours

Campaign launches ninth year with hopes that technical gremlins are in the past.


U.S. Bank invests $1 million so Minnesotans can play

So far, 16 community groups have benefited.


Minnesota nonprofits, foundations come out against House tax plan

State's nonprofit sector fears the worst from proposed GOP overhaul.


Phyllis Wheatley Community Center director says she was forced out

Brianna Miller says she resigned against her will after only four months.