Naomi Lewis is the second African American woman in the nation (besides our very own TiWanna Kenney!) to have earned the Benefit Auction Specialist designation. As a certified Project Management Professional, Naomi crafts events strategically, maximizing fundraising efforts and raising the most money possible.
Naomi became passionate about fundraising at an early age while participating in walk-a-thons bowl-a-thons, and jump-rope-a-thons. She volunteered regularly with nonprofits, before finding a way to make a bigger impact – as a Benefit Auctioneer. Naomi attended Hampton University and is a graduate of the World Wide College of Auctioneering. She’s a member of the Virginia and the National Auction Associations. She’s also a talented Toastmaster.
Naomi is fueled by fundraising and family. She is Wish Granter with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, passionate about supporting the March of Dimes (she has a miracle child of her own). Childhood cancer and military organizations are also close to her heart. Many of her family members have served.
In her spare time, she loves distance cycling – she once did a four-day, 318 mile trip as a fundraiser for people living with HIV/AIDS. She’s also an avid bowler and has bowled in a league. Naomi loves to travel. Visiting the seven wonders of the World is on her bucket list!