Release: Leumi’s Head of Commercial Banking Joins Project Sunshine Board

Shawn McGowen brings leadership and advisory experience to global nonprofit

New York, NY – September 7, 2016 –  Leumi announced today that Shawn McGowen, Head of Commercial Banking, has joined the Board of Directors at New York City-based international nonprofit organization Project Sunshine.

With a network of more than 15,000 volunteers, Project Sunshine brings recreational, educational and social service programming – all free of charge – to more than 100,000 children living with medical challenges. The organization serves children and their families in over 300 medical centers across 175 U.S. cities and four international locations, including Israel.

“Leumi and I share a passion for supporting global organizations that are dedicated to serving our youth, and Project Sunshine does exemplary work in this area,” McGowen said. “I’m excited to contribute to the development of this important organization and to help make a difference in the lives of thousands of children and their families.”

McGowen has previously served on the boards of Opportunity Fund, Team Play Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the California Chamber of Commerce. At Leumi, he has led the expansion of the commercial banking business since his arrival in 2015.

“Shawn’s professional acumen and philanthropic experience are incredible assets to our organization,” said New Legacy CEO Joseph Weilgus, Board Chairman and Founder of Project Sunshine. “We are enthusiastic about the passion he brings and are eager to benefit from his perspective and counsel.”

McGowen joins a diverse cohort including professionals, executives and thought leaders from various industries who collectively serve Project Sunshine from the United States, Canada and Israel.

For more information on Project Sunshine, please visit


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Media Contacts:

Debra Bar – Leumi

Jade Faugno – Intermarket

Jessica Sloan – Project Sunshine
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