Associate Program Officer
As an associate program officer, Arielle Milton brings a significant amount of philanthropic experience to Mott’s Education grantmaking team. In addition to working for Michigan’s Skillman and Kresge foundations, she also explored the global development side of philanthropy at the GHR Foundation in Minneapolis. In 2017, she returned to Michigan to become a program coordinator for the Learning Services Team at the Council of Michigan Foundations. Although she initially envisioned a career in law and child advocacy, her first job with the Skillman Foundation convinced her that, through philanthropy, she had a greater chance of making a difference — particularly in the lives of children. A graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, she received a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Political Science, as well as a master’s degree in Public Administration. A fellow with the New Leaders Council, Milton previously chaired the Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy Steering Committees in Michigan and Minnesota, as well as the Board of Directors for the Young Nonprofit Professionals Networks in Detroit and the Twin Cities. In her spare time, she likes to travel and is an avid supporter of arts and culture, attending events whenever possible.