Baker Alumni in the News
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (Sept. 19, 2022) – Volunteers of America Michigan (VOAMI) welcomes Kristin Benton as the new Director of Development and Communications. Benton is responsible for the statewide philanthropic activities including developing fundraising programs, increasing revenue, and diversifying VOAMI’s donor base.
Benton’s addition to the team is critical in the organization’s trajectory to make a positive difference in the lives of those who are served by the nonprofit organization.
“Kristin will be an invaluable member of our team, and her knowledge of social services will be crucial in our efforts to assist in-need families across Michigan,” said Alex Brodrick, president of Volunteers of America Michigan. “I am confident that Kristin’s experience in both leadership and social services will lead us to growth for many years to come.”
Benton joins VOAMI with over 12 years of experience in the social services industry. Benton most recently served as the director of development at Oakland Family Services, where she was responsible for volunteer management, strategic planning, communication efforts, and co-leading the organization’s diversity, equity, and inclusion groups.
Benton is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Greater Detroit Chapter, where she serves on the Education and Program Committees, as well as the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) Committee. In September 2021, Benton obtained her Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification. She also has a certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace from the University of South Florida. She is currently attending Baker College pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration with an expected graduation date of Winter 2023.
To learn more about Volunteers of America Michigan and how it serves the community, please visit www.voami.org.
About Volunteers of America Michigan
Volunteers of America Michigan, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency, specializes in providing critical services, shelter and food for veterans, affordable housing for aging seniors, and supportive services for struggling families. For more than 125 years, Volunteers of America have been empowering veterans, seniors and families across the state of Michigan. The organization’s work touches the mind, body, heart – and ultimately, the spirit, of those served, integrating compassion with highly effective programs and services. To learn more, please visit www.voami.org.
About Baker College
Founded in 1911, Baker College is one of Michigan’s largest, private non-profit colleges and the top private transfer school in the state. Baker College has multiple on-ground campus locations and two affiliate sites across the state, as well as an online global campus offering more than 40 academic program options for both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Learn more at www.baker.edu or follow Baker College on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.