Gary Sinise Foundation

Our Team

Cara Shaffer

Cara Shaffer joined the Gary Sinise Foundation in July 2019 as the Planned Giving Assistant Manager. Currently working as the Foundation’s Planned Giving Manager, Cara works with supporters who wish to include a charitable gift for the Gary Sinise Foundation in their estate plans. She also leads the Gary Sinise Foundation Legacy Society. Cara graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor of Science in Theatre, and as the Director of Major Gifts, she helped to raise over $400,000 for the College of Fine Arts and Communications. She has also managed over 4,000 events, raising more than $300,000 as the Events and Conference Manager for the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland, before she arrived at Towson University.

Working to honor first responders and veterans resonates deeply with Cara. Her grandfather was a WWII veteran and fought in the Battle of the Bulge.