Carrie BenjaminDevelopment Manager

I’m a local girl, born in Los Gatos and lived here most of my life. I went to Van Meter
Elementary School, Fisher Middle School, and Los Gatos High School. I then went to the
University of Oregon in Eugene (“Go Ducks!) and interned for an Oregon Congressman in
Washington D.C.

After graduating from U of O with a communications major, I worked for 5 years in Hollywood
in the television and film industry. I was on the production side”of several television shows,
movies, and commercials including Warner Brothers “Charmed,” the reality series “Big
Brother”, HBO’s “Big Love,” and Jim Carrey’s “Lemony Snicket”.

My last stop before Yavneh was at the San Jose Sports Authority where I worked as Director of
Events for 17 years. This position involved extensive fund raising, plus the planning and
execution of major events such as USA Gymnastics Championships, Olympic Trials for USA
figure skating, NCAA Basketball tournament, and Tour of California cycling.

On a personal note, I’ve run a marathon, travelled to Europe, and even met the President of the
United States. I’m married to my husband Patrick, have a 17-year-old stepdaughter Hailey, a 4
year old son Jack and a 22 month old daughter Maddie. I look forward to meeting and working
with everyone at Yavneh to help achieve robust fundraising campaigns and successful and
memorable events.

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