The Jackie Robinson Foundation said farewell to its longtime Auditor Ron Benjamin who recently retired from the New York office of Mitchell & Titus, a member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited. Benjamin began auditing the books of the Foundation since 1978. “Ron was not just our auditing partner,” said Vice President/COO La’Tonya Johnson. “He has been a true friend of the Foundation, providing critical advice in the development and implementation of our financial policies.”
Ron has close to 40 years of experience in providing services to clients in the not-for-profit sector and is a member of the firm’s Not-for-Profit Market Group. Ron played a significant role in setting the firm’s policies and procedures in connection with accounting and audit issues of not-for-profit organizations.
JRF Founder Rachel Robinson described Ron as more than an auditor, citing his participation in JRF events. “Ron was always ready to roll up his sleeves offering support for JRF events, especially our treasured “An Afternoon of Jazz”.
Ron has an MBA in Computer Methodology from Baruch College, City University of New York, and a BBA in Public Accountancy from Pace University. He is one of the co-founders of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA). Additionally, Ron is a frequent speaker on The Single Audit for Not-For-Profit Organizations at trade and professional seminars. He is a CPA in New York.
JRF President and CEO Della Britton Baeza presented Ron Benjamin with a Jackie Robinson commemorate coin. “While we will miss him in his role here at JRF, Ron Benjamin will always remain a member of the Jackie Robinson family,” she noted.