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Rock Family of Companies


The Rock Family of Companies is made up of nearly 100 separate businesses spanning fintech, sports, entertainment, real estate, startups and more. Were united by our culture a drive to find a better way that fuels our commitment to our clients, our community and our team members. We believe in and build inclusive workplaces, where every voice is heard and diverse perspectives are welcomed. Working for a company in the Family is about more than just a job its about having the opportunity to become the best version of yourself.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in a relevant field

  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, including Excel and Word

  • Immaculate attention to detail

  • Strong organizational skills, able to juggle multiple projects at once

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Must be available for the full internship time frame June to December 2021

Job Summary

The NF Forward Intern supports the team in the execution of the beNeFit, the organizations annual gala, on projects including the auction, sponsorship and event planning, revenue management, social media, and all relevant tasks.


  • Assist the Operations Coordinator with acquisition of auction items for the gala, reporting, communications, and project management

  • Validate payments, verifies donation pledges, manages credit card transactions, assists with revenue reports

  • Assist in reviewing and editing email copy, building email templates, reconciling email lists, managing donor file updates

  • Assist Sponsorship Manager in managing guest forms including table lists, number of guests, and dinner preferences

  • Assist in maintaining calendar, drafting and editing posts, creating assets and templates, following donors and sponsors

  • Assist in maintenance of Salesforce health checks, payments, document templates, data management

Who We Are

NF Forward is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded by Jennifer and Dan Gilbert in 2017. It shares a vision with the Gilbert Family Foundation to eradicate neurofibromatosis by funding groundbreaking, cutting-edge NF research. NF Forwards signature event is the beNeFit, a major gala held at TCF Center in downtown Detroit every November. Since 2013, beNeFits I-VIII raised over $37 million for NF research and attracted more than 1,700 supporters annually to join the fight to end NF.


This is an outline of the primary responsibilities of this position. As with everything in life, things change. The tasks and responsibilities can be changed, added to, removed, amended, deleted and modified at any time by the leadership group.

The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in any hiring or employment practices. The Company provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with state and federal law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in completing the application and/or participating in the employment application process should notify a representative of the Human Resources Team, The Pulse, at 1-800-411-JOBS.

The Rock Family of Companies uses world-class recruiting and talent management teams to help each member organization recruit the best and brightest. If youre looking for the next step in your career, youve come to the right place.

Associated topics: alumni, alumni relations, annual, donor, fundraiser, gift, giving, major gift, philanthropy, raiser
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