The Village at Rockville Welcomes Alice Benson as Director of Philanthropy

Alice Benson meets with residents at The Village at Rockville—A National Lutheran Community

It is a joy to help people share their values through their giving and generosity.

We are pleased to announce that Alice Benson, CFRE was named the Director of Philanthropy for The Village at Rockville—A National Lutheran Community, effective September 5, 2017. A life-long resident of Montgomery County, Md., Benson joins The Village at Rockville from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) where she has worked since 2005. During her tenure as the regional gift planner, Benson helped shape planned giving at the ELCA by developing personal relationships with a portfolio of nearly 225 donors; through individual visits, workshops and various presentation forums, Benson was responsible for $6.2 million in signed gift commitments in 2016.

“It is a joy to help people share their values through their giving and generosity. I am excited to help the wonderful donors at The Village at Rockville do the same,” said Benson.

Throughout her career Benson has worked in various roles to advance the missions of several local non-profit organizations including Bread for the World, Silver Spring Community Vision, and Alternative House—now known as Second Story. Benson’s passion for fundraising and helping donors change lives has guided her throughout her career and academic studies; she holds an MBA with a concentration in marketing from Strayer University and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive from CFRE International. Benson resides in Gaithersburg, Md. and is actively involved in Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Gaithersburg.

“Alice is already proving to be a valued member of the philanthropy team,” said Kathryn…

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