Careers With Social Impact

Benjamin (Ben) Hammett Walkuski ’07
Director, Individual Engagement & Philanthropy
Rheumatology Research Foundation
Atlanta, GA
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Ben is a fundraising and nonprofit management professional in Atlanta, Georgia. After graduating from Ohio Wesleyan in 2007 with concentrations in Politics & Government and Sociology/Anthropology, Ben explored consulting roles in Washington, D.C. and Columbus, Ohio before settling as a nonprofit fundraising consultant in Atlanta. Seeking a front-line stakeholder engagement role, Ben then spent nearly five years managing top corporate, foundation and individual partnerships with United Way of Greater Atlanta. In 2018, Ben enrolled in the University of Georgia's Professional MBA program and the following year joined the Rheumatology Research Foundation as Director of Annual Giving, a role in which he is responsible for engaging more than 20,000 donors and prospects nationwide.

He is happy to provide ongoing support on career management, job searching, networking, mentoring, work/life balance, nonprofit sector, fundraising, graduate school, and business school to any interested individual and offer services by:

  • Speaking with a student virtually or on the phone
  • Mentoring a student
  • Assisting OWU Alumni (recent Alumni, or Alumni in transition)
  • Serving as a resume-reviewer for OWU students and/or Alumni
  • Participating in OWU events such as speed networking, mock interviews, panels, etc.

Ben was a Politics & Government major with minors in Sociology/Anthropology at OWU. He was involved in Greek Life, student government, the school newspaper, and College Democrats.