Bachelor, Michigan State University, 1958. Juris Doctor, Michigan State University, 1985.
Partner, Cooper-Shaw Public Rels., Traverse City, Michigan, 1973-1975; sales and marketing, College American Pathologists, Traverse City, 1978-1981; executive director, senatorial aide, Senate Republican Caucus, Lansing, Michigan, 1981-1985; political fundraiser, Republican National Senatorial and Congressional Cmtys., Washington, 1985-1986; fundraising consultant, Madison, Wisconsin, 1986-1987; development director, Madison Festival of the Lakes, 1987-1988; assistant director, State History Society Wisconsin, Madison, 1988-1994; assistant vice president external affairs, Western Michigan U., Kalamazoo, 1994-1997; co-founder, Women's Philanthropy Institute, Madison, since 1997; also board directors, Women's Philanthropy Institute, Madison. Co-founder National Network of Women as Philanthropists, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Presenter in field.
County commissioner Grand Traverse County Board Commissioners, 1970-1976. Member Traverse City Planning Commission, 1979-1981. Member Michigan Women's Foundation (board directors), Traverse City Zonta Club.
Children: Heather Shaw Cauchy, Laurie Shaw Smith, Campbell Chase.