First Lady Michelle Obama congratulates Shannon McNamara on SHARE's success in promoting education in Africa. At the International Women's Day event, the First Lady praised Shannon for "her inspiring way of being" and "her extraordinary achievements." Mrs. Obama also called Shannon "a peacemaker."
Signourney Weaver gave praise and encouragement to SHARE's work in Tanzania at the 10th Annual Art of Giving Gala, New York City. Weaver shared that she is sponsoring a child's education in Africa and strongly agrees with SHARE's mission and philosophy. View here
Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark, is a huge proponent of volunteering, and very supportive of Share's work promoting girls' education in the developing world. Mr. Booker and SHARE's founder, Shannon McNamara met in New York City at the 2011 Art of Giving Benefit, an event for GenerationOn, the youth division of the Points of Light Institute. Shannonwas presented with the Hasbro Community Action Hero award.
New fans of SHARE! Spike Lee and Brian Goldner, the President & CEO of Hasbro, talk with SHARE's founder, Shannon McNamara on May 26, 2011 in New York City.
Nate Berkus, host of NBC's The Nate Berkus Show, was so impressed with SHARE's work in Africa that he invited SHARE founder Shannon McNamara to be a guest on his show. Shannon was asked about the importance of raising the quality of education for girls in Africa. Nate told a national audience that SHARE was "really fabulous" and "very, very cool."
Nate Berkus is a design expert, New York Times best-selling author and a regular contributor to "The Oprah Winfrey Show" since 2002.
In honor of Women’s History Month, Oprah Winfrey highlighted SHARE's founder, Shannon McNamara, as an “exceptional female” in March 2009.
Oprah has also featured SHARE on Oprah Radio, and has published two SHARE stories on the Oprah’s Angel Network.
Singer and actress Miley Cyrus gave SHARE’s founder, Shannon McNamara, a special invitation to her November 2009 concert at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. The teen sensation met with Shannon and two additional SHARE volunteers, Bridget Bauer and Dylan Canete backstage prior to the concert. Cyrus told the girls that “SHARE is awesome” and thought that their volunteering was "really cool." Shannon had been singled out for “doing an outstanding job volunteering and making an impact in [her] community.”