Barbara Bencini

Board Member, Community Member
Retired Executive, Merrill Lynch

When Barbara was eleven her mother gave birth to her brother David who was born with Down  Syndrome. She has been active in the special needs community since that time.  She has been active with ARC in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. She brought her brother up to Minnesota from Wisconsin after her mother died in November of 2016. David lived in the Sheridan Home of Hammer from January 2016 until he passed away in December of 2016.

Barbara was very much impressed with Hammer and how gracious and loving they were with David.

Her experience with Board membership has been considerable. She is currently on the Board of the Minneapolis Park’s Foundation and the Africa Classroom Connection. She serves as President of the Cathedral of St. Mark’s Foundation.