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Jennifer Bentley

Michigan State Bar Foundation
Executive Director
Lansing MI
Jennifer Bentley has served as the Executive Director of the Michigan State Bar Foundation since January 2017. The Foundation provides leadership and funding to advance access to justice for the poor and improve the administration of justice. Upon graduating from law school in 1997, Jennifer started her career as a staff attorney at Legal Aid of Western Michigan and then became a managing attorney at the Michigan Advocacy Program. In 2007, Jennifer became the Chief Development Officer at the Michigan Advocacy Program where she was responsible for fund development for a regional legal aid office and several statewide programs. Jennifer obtained her Certificate in Fundraising Management from the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. Jennifer also serves on the Board of Directors of Management Information Exchange and the Board of the National Association of IOLTA Programs.