Associate Program Officer
Arielle Milton arrived at the Mott Foundation with a lot more philanthropic experience than most people her age. Before accepting a position with Mott, she worked for Michigan’s Skillman and Kresge foundations, before moving to Minneapolis to work for the GHR Foundation to explore the global development side of philanthropy. In 2017, she became a program coordinator for the Learning Services Team at the Council of Michigan Foundations in Detroit. Milton initially envisioned a career in law and child advocacy. But her work at Skillman convinced her that, through philanthropy, she had a greater chance of making a difference 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. In her spare time, she likes to travel and is an avid supporter of arts and culture, taking in cultural events whenever possible.