Benita Kline, Treasurer
Benita Kline is co-founder and Vice President of Leventhal/Kline Management Inc., a comprehensive management service for family, independent and corporate foundations located in the San Francisco Bay Area. At LKM, she directs client foundations' activities in grantmaking, strategic planning, board development, evaluation and community relations. She also provides consultative services to foundations on strategic planning, program development, and succession planning.
Prior to forming LKM, Benita served as Director of Planning and Allocations for the Jewish Federation of the Greater East Bay. Previously, she was the Development Director of the United Jewish Community Centers of San Francisco, Marin and the Peninsula. She is a Past President of the Jewish Community Center of the East Bay and has served on the Board of Directors of the Jewish Community Federation of the East Bay and the Alameda County FEMA Board. She is a recipient of the "Menches in the Trenches" Award of the American Jewish Congress for outstanding community service.
She has given workshops and published articles on high impact family philanthropy, foundation management, program evaluation, and women in philanthropy. She holds an MS in Organizational Psychology from San Francisco State University.
Benita met Esther when she was 11 and Esther was a powerful influence in her life.