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UVI Appoints Benjamin Kraft to Serve as Major Gifts Director

The University of the Virgin Islands has a new Director of Major Gifts, Benjamin F. Kraft. While serving in this position, which is a component of the Office of the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at the University, Kraft is charged with garnering gifts and donations of no less than $10,000.

Formerly, Kraft has served as an attorney advisor with the District of Columbia’s Public Employee Relations Board. While at South Carolina State University (SCSU), he was vice president for institutional advancement, special assistant to two presidents, executive director of the SCSU Educational Foundation, and National Collegiate Athletic Association compliance coordinator. While at Alcorn State University (ASU) in Mississippi, he served as the executive director of the ASU Foundation and director of development, and assistant to the president.

With an impressive list of accolades recognizing his leadership and service, and membership on a number of community, academic and non-profit organization boards, Kraft intends to continue his trend of leadership and service at UVI.  “I look forward to drawing on my past experiences in higher education for the betterment of UVI,” said Kraft. More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website – - and from this direct link.