Shannon Wayte, CFRE

Executive Director of Advancement
(954) 529-6776

Shannon Brown Wayte, CFRE

Shannon Brown Wayte serves as Executive Director of Advancement and is responsible for securing major and deferred philanthropic gifts, as well as engaging community partners, for the benefit of Nova Southeastern University (NSU). Shannon focuses much of her efforts on advancing philanthropic priorities for NSU’s Health Professions Division.

Over more than 17 years in the nonprofit sector, Shannon has served in progressively responsible positions in advancement for organizations including Florida Grand Opera, Barry University, HomeSafe, and Nova Southeastern University (NSU). As Senior Director of Development at NSU from 2015-2019, Shannon led an integrated development program for eight high-priority colleges within the Health Professions Division. In June 2018, Shannon attained her CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) credentials, a designation earned by less than 15% of advancement professionals.

Shannon believes deeply in the value of volunteerism and engages in leadership roles with numerous community organizations, among them, the Royal Dames of Cancer Research and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance. She served as event chair for the 2014 and 2015 AFP National Philanthropy Day Awards in Broward County. Shannon is a graduate of several specialized advancement courses and certificate programs, notable among them, the Johns Hopkins Medicine Summer Institute on Grateful Patient Fundraising, the Indiana University Lilly School of Philanthropy Developing Major Gifts course, and the CASE (Council of Advancement and Support of Education) Annual Conference for Corporate and Foundation Relations.

A native South Floridian, Shannon currently resides in Pompano Beach with her husband, Eric, a Boeing 777 captain, and her two children, Bryce and Leah.