Shannon Sedgwick Davis

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Shannon Sedgwick Davis "is a partner at Bridgeway Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Bridgeway Capital Management, Inc. The Houston-based investment firm commits one-half of its annual profits towards philanthropic endeavors that focus on eliminating genocide as well as the promotion of peace, reconciliation, and human rights around the world.

"Shannon has been a passionate advocate for social justice and international human rights her entire professional career. She previously served as vice-president of Geneva Global, an organization that invests in Third World communities, and as Director of Public Affairs at International Justice Mission, a human-rights organization in Washington, D.C. that focuses on ending slavery, forced prostitution, and illegal land seizures in the developing world. During her tenure at International Justice Mission, Shannon organized the 2002 Olympics’ Sex Trafficking Briefing where Madeline Albright was the keynote speaker. She also conducted high level briefings for White House staff, members of Congress and human rights activists including Bono and Robert Redford. Shannon’s work was featured in the Emmy award winning Dateline segment, “Children for sale.” Shannon has spent a significant amount of time traveling abroad working to free children from brothels and slavery. Shannon is on the advisory board for The Elders, a collective group of world leaders assembled to contribute their wisdom, independent leadership and integrity to tackling some of the world's toughest problems. The Elders include, Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, President Jimmy Carter and Kofi Annan among others. Shannon was in Darfur in October with the Elders focusing efforts on ending the nearly 5 year genocide raging in that area.

"Shannon is a member of a number of non-profit boards working both within the U.S. and abroad. An attorney, Shannon is an honors graduate of McMurry University and Baylor Law School. She currently resides in her hometown of San Antonio, Texas with her husband and 2-year-old son Connor." [1]

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  1. Leadership, Bridgeway Foundation, accessed December 20, 2008.
  2. Virunga Foundation Board, organizational web page, accessed March 9, 2019.
  3. Save Darfur Coalition Board, organizational web page, accessed April 22, 2012.
  4. World Peace Festival Advisory Board, organizational web page, accessed March 21, 2013.