We are pleased to announce Mitchell Currin joined the Trust in January as the Finance and Human Resources Administrator. Mitchell currently serves as the executive director of the Animal Adoption & Rescue Foundation (AARF) in Winston-Salem.
In this role at the Trust, Mitchell will manage the Trust’s finance, operations, and human resources functions and support the overall strategic goals of the Trust.
“Mitchell has an astute understanding of budgets and human resources, and he is deeply committed to mission-driven organizations like the Trust,” said Dr. Stephanie Cooper-Lewter, executive vice president at the Trust. “We are so excited he is joining our organization and look forward to his new ideas and leadership as we continue improving internal efficiencies and refining operations to support our work to improve health, education, and economic outcomes locally and around the state.”
At AARF, Mitchell leads a team of 12 staff and more than 100 volunteers. Under his leadership, AARF constructed a state-of-the-art animal shelter and raised more than $200,000 to invest in surgical equipment at the new facility. He manages resource development, day-to-day business operations, and negotiates and manages all contracts with partner organizations.
Prior to joining AARF, Mitchell worked for more than five years as the assistant camp director of YMCA Camp Cheerio where he supervised multiple staff members and managed all aspects of camp activities serving approximately 3,000 children each summer. Mitchell also served as the assistant director of member services at Wake Forest University and program director of the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina.
“I was drawn to this position at the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust because I have a passion for nonprofit, mission-focused work. I grew up in rural North Carolina, and I love calling Winston-Salem my home, so I am especially excited about the place-based work the Trust does around the state and right here in Forsyth County,” said Mitchell. Throughout my entire career in nonprofit spaces, I have enjoyed creating and designing systems that can help an organization have a greater impact. Using the tools of accounting and bookkeeping to leverage equity is exciting to me as I begin this new role at the Trust.”
Mitchell holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Wake Forest University. He is a current member of the Leadership Winston-Salem flagship class, and he serves on the Winston Under 40 Advisory Board, the Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce, and as the Rotary Club Winston-Salem’s Youth Services Chair. Mitchell lives in Winston-Salem with his wife, Jenn, and his son, Miles.