Karolyn Benger’s career spans the gamut of board and professional services. She was the founding Executive Director of the newly created Jewish Community Relations Council in Phoenix, building bridges and connections across divides between all peoples, and previously served as the Executive Director of the Jewish Interest Free Loan of Atlanta. She has worked in the field of membership and recruiting, grant writing, programming, and fundraising.
KB Enterprise was created after several organizations sought out her help for projects. Karolyn is a consultant to nonprofit organizations and small businesses, assisting them in achieving their goals and making a bigger impact in our world. She is passionate about bringing people together to do great works, developing strategic relationships, and communicating organization’s messages to address and meet their needs.
Karolyn is a graduate of Emory University with a degree in Political Science and a specialization in the Middle East where she studied social movements, organizational development, and Arab and Islamist opposition groups. In addition to her nonprofit background, Ms. Benger taught at Emory University, Georgia Tech, and Emerson College for ten years and is passionate about interfaith dialogue, race relations, and the peace and security of minority communities.
Ms. Benger is a sought after public speaker and writer, regularly addressing issues such as Social Movements, Democratization in the Middle East, Islamist Organizations, Anti-Semitism, Orthodox Judaism, Women in Orthodoxy, and Women in Islam. She is a member of the Phoenix Police Department Community Relations Advisory Board, the Arizona Interfaith Movement, and the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance.