Benny Samuels New VP


Benny Samuels has been appointed to serve as Rose Community Foundation’s vice president of programs. In this role Samuels will lead the Foundation’s grantmaking team at a pivotal moment following the launch of a new strategic plan. The vice president of programs will direct the staff of the programs department in granting approximately $10 million annually in the seven-county Greater Denver area. “I am enthusiastic and humbled by the opportunity to create impact alongside the team and philanthropists of the foundation,” said Samuels.

Samuels recently served as the chief operating officer for Nurse-Family Partnership, which serves more than 36,000 young women and their babies in 41 states and 6 tribal nations. As COO, she managed a $15M budget and led teams in developing and implementing strategic plans, expanding and scaling their programs, leveraging philanthropic partnerships and investments, and piloting feedback loops to capture the insights of their clients and drive innovation. Prior to becoming COO, she served as Nurse-Family Partnership’s Chief Marketing Officer. She was born in Panamá

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