Janice Yukon Benjamin

Title: Healthcare Philanthropist
Company: University of Kansas Hospital System
Location: Westwood, Kansas, United States

Janice Yukon Benjamin, Healthcare Philanthropist at University of Kansas Hospital System, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Healthcare Providers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in health system management.

Ms. Benjamin has lead her career with a focus on educating others and seeking out better management for health care systems. In a career that spans more than four decades, she has directed the KU Endowment Association, taught secondary education at the Shawnee Mission School District and owned and presided over the Career Management Center in Kansas City. From 1997 to 2001, she held the vice president and chief development officer roles for the Menorah Center Foundation. She has served as the Vice President of Development of the KU Endowment Association since 2001 and in 2007 added the role of Vice President of Development at the University of Kansas Health System to her already well-established resume.

On the account of her line of work, Ms. Benjamin first received an AS from Bradford College in 1971 and followed the degree up with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and secondary education from Tulane University, and a Master of Arts from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1978. She maintains an active civic life, dedicating her time to a number of organizations within her community. These organizations include the Head & Neck Living Foundation and the Women’s Public Service Network. She has previously been involved with the Central Exchange, the Health Partnership Clinic, The New Reform Temple, United Way, the Community Junior League, the Kansas City Consensus and a variety of other organizations. In 1994, she was a recipient of the One of the 25 and Up and Comers Award from the Junior Achievement of Middle America. She has also received the Miss T.E.E.N Encouraging Excellence Award and was included in the Kansas City Star’s Woman to Watch in 2002.

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