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Institutional Advancement Team

Institutional Advancement Team

Anne-Marie E. Connors, MA.Ed

Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Contact: | (216) 373-1608

Anne-Marie E. Connors is the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, and oversees development and marketing for Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging and its subsidiaries. She joined Benjamin Rose in 2013.

Connors has more than 25 years of institutional advancement experience that includes work in development, alumni relations, admissions, marketing and communications. She also has a special passion for women’s leadership development and mentoring of emerging professionals.

Prior to joining Benjamin Rose, Connors was Director of Advancement at Hawken School in Gates Mills, OH. She has served as the Executive Director for Development at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management and as Interim Associate Dean and Director of Operations, Donor & Alumni Relations at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Connors also worked at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University as Director of College Development and Alumni Relations.

Connors earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from John Carroll University and a master’s degree in higher education administration from Saint Louis University. Connors completed the YWCA Women’s Momentum Leadership Program 2009, American Society on Aging's Leadership Institute in 2014 and Cleveland Leadership Center's Cleveland Leadership Institute in 2017.

Connors currently serves on the Engaging Women’s Committee of the Union Club and Cleveland Leadership Center's Leadership Council.

Valerie Maczak-Grim

Grants Manager

Contact: | (216) 373-2022

Valerie Maczak-Grim serves as Grants Manager at Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging and all of its subsidiaries, helping foundations, corporations and community organizations achieve their philanthropy goals through meaningful grantmaking.

Maczak-Grim graduated from Kent State University cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in public relations focused on non-profit management. She brings more than 15 years’ experience of strategic communication and relationship management to her role. A 2017 graduate of Cleveland Leadership Center’s Civic Leadership Institute, Maczak-Grim joined Benjamin Rose in 2018. She is proud to give her volunteer efforts to the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and the EDWINS Garden at Grafton Correctional Institution.

Please contact Maczak-Grim if your organization would like to learn how supportive grants can help Benjamin Rose meet the growing needs of our older adult community.

Jennifer Salkin

Marketing Communications Coordinator

Contact: | (216) 373-1688

Jennifer Salkin is the Marketing Communications Coordinator in the Institutional Advancement department at Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging. She is responsible for internal and external communications throughout the organization, including outreach events, fundraising events, corporate sponsorships and representation at local, state, national and international conferences.

Salkin joined Benjamin Rose in 2014. Prior to joining Benjamin Rose, she worked in development, special events and communications at the American Red Cross of Greater Cleveland and Great Lakes Theater.

Salkin received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication from Denison University and a Master of Arts degree in Nonprofit Administration from John Carroll University. You can contact her for information regarding Benjamin Rose sponsorships and events, as well as external health fairs, conferences and other events in the community.