Our Founder

Shironda A. White is Founder and CEO of CauseEDU. With a 15-year career spanning philanthropy, financial services, and higher education management, she has worked as a relationship builder between donors, grantees, and students, securing and administering millions in education grant funding and fundraising annually for student scholarships. She has worked on philanthropic initiatives for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the HBCU National Resource Center (funded by the US Department of Health & Human Services), and has worked as a fundraiser for both nonprofits and individuals.

Shironda is an alumna of Spelman College and holds a Graduate Citation in Nonprofit Management from Harvard University and an MBA from Boston University’s Questrom School of Business (with a focus on Entrepreneurship, Technology, and Social Impact). She has received additional training from NYU Stern’s Executive Leadership Program and was a 2018 Fellow with The Capital Network’s Fellowship For Female Founders. 

Fun fact: Shironda secured more than $100,000 to fund her MBA.