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Lori Bowman

Lori Bowman
Executive Director
Benjamin’s House Emergency Shelter

1107 Heart Island Parkway
Rice Lake, WI 54868


Career Clusters / Help Topics:

  • Business Management and Administration
  • Human Services

Lori Bowman has been working in the nonprofit sector for over 6 years. As the Executive Director for Benjamin’s House Emergency Shelter, she is responsible for the consistent achievement of the organization’s mission and financial objectives. Her primary responsibility is for establishing and implementing the infrastructure needed to meet the organization’s budgetary needs and to build and maintain a Reserve Fund through the solicitation of major gifts, federal and state grants, special events, and corporate and foundation support. Lori has a BA in Communication from the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University. She has lived in Rice Lake for over 10 years and is a proud mother of 3. Lori enjoys reading, running, golfing and time with her children.

While it might not be as visible in some communities, homelessness is all around. For those who like people and want to make a difference, working to help the homeless may be a good fit. Lori Bowman leads Benjamin’s House Emergency Shelter in Rice Lake managing staff and spearheading efforts to fund their program. She outlines the career opportunities available to work with a nonprofit, like a homeless shelter, where you can make a living and make change. (Running Time 23:18)