Robynn Benner

Director, Program Services

As a part of the grants team, Robynn is an operations expert who primarily works with the grants management systems that are currently utilized at CAF America. Originally hailing from New York, she received a B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Marketing from the University at Buffalo. Robynn brings both grant management and customer service experience from both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors; this combination has allowed Benner to hone her skills and leverage her expertise in the field of philanthropy.

Robynn is certified in Anti-Money Laundering (AML/CFT) by the Society of Tax and Estate Professionals (STEP).

What inspires me to do what I do
I enjoy my job because it allows me to indirectly help better the lives of people all over the world. I may not personally have the means to change the world on my own, but having the opportunity to work with so many generous donors helps remind me of all the good there is in the world.

Book that moved me
If I can change this to Poem that inspired me I would say: The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost. When I read it in high school it inspired me to follow the path I wanted to in life and not feel obligated to follow what others may have wanted for me. Sometimes the road less traveled by is challenging, but it can also be the most rewarding.

Slogan for life
“Live for today, for tomorrow is never promised”

Bynn, 2N or Robina

Amusement parks (I love roller coasters; the taller & faster the better), running, the ocean and traveling

Something someone would be surprised to know about me
I’m an only child

Guilty pleasure
The TV show Teen Mom… I can’t help it I’m addicted

A person I’d love to meet
Bobby Flay. I’d love for him to come over and cook for me.

Favorite meal
Pizza. I could eat it every day of the week.

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