Afton Benson

Afton Benson

Relationship Manager
Pronouns: she/they

Started at P + P: On a cold day in February 2020. Prior to joining Prepare + Prosper, I’d done a wide variety of work—as a buyer at the Hub Bike Co-op, and freelancing on Production teams for theatre and public art projects at places such as The Guthrie, Twin Cities Media Alliance, and Art Shanty Projects.

In My Role: I work with the External Relations team, which includes Development and Communications. I focus on cultivating individual donors, planning and executing events that raise P + P’s visibility and funds, all while making connections across the organization and community that promote philanthropy. My work here allows me to do what I love most: build relationships and share stories.

Geeks out over: Theatre history, new cookbooks, Microsoft Excel. Still dreaming of a way to connect all three.

When I’m not at P+P: You will likely find me outside on my bike. I love exploring the Twin Cities, enjoying art, and spending time with my dog named Felix.