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Benjamin Sprunger

Hometown: Lancaster, PA

Pronouns : He, Him, His

Ben has a decade of experience in development, fundraising, nonprofit project management, and a lifelong passion for international development. Prior to Elevate, Ben worked with Canine Partners for Life (CPL), a small nonprofit that provides service dogs for people with disabilities. Before working at CPL, he worked in a rural area in South Sudan, developing and subsequently managing a large donor portfolio for two schools and a clinic.

Ben has a Masters in Public Administration with a focus on International Development from the University of York (UK), a BS in Biology from Eastern University, and a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification. He volunteers with several nonprofit organizations, and has served on nonprofit boards, working to improve their impact and fiscal sustainability, furthering his personal belief that people can do good in the world when they use their strengths and work together.

Although a native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Ben has spent much of his life overseas. He enjoys volunteering, reading, cooking, spending time with loved ones, traveling, and trying to keep up with his high-energy border collie, Buna.

What is your hidden talent?

I am a decent home cook, my hidden talent is that I enjoy cooking as a tool to decompress and find common ground.

What punctuation mark would you be and why?

I would be semi-colon because I always have another thought coming.

What is your grammatical pet peeve?

Inconsistent formating is something that I find very frustrating.

What is your favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon?

Cooking for family and friends.

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