Skillman Foundation names Shirley Ingraham technology manager

DETROIT - Shirley Ingraham, former assistant technology manager of the Detroit Free Press, has joined The Skillman Foundation as technology manager.

“We are delighted that Shirley has joined us,” said Skillman Foundation President & CEO Carol Goss. “We’ve made great strides at the Foundation over the past year to become a more effective and community-based voice for children. Technology is an important part of our new way of working, and Shirley’s expertise will help us continue to get better.”

Ingraham, 40, is a native of Columbus, Ohio. She joined the Detroit Free Press in 1985. In her new role she will report to Skillman Foundation Director of Communications & Technology William Hanson.

"I’ve admired the Foundation’s work for a long time, so I’m really happy to become part of the Skillman team,” Ingraham said. “My Free Press experience has focused on using technology to communicate with large audiences. I’m eager to help Skillman do that too so that it can continue to be the region’s leading voice for children.”

Created in 1960, The Skillman Foundation is a private philanthropy committed to helping children in metropolitan Detroit by improving their homes, schools and neighborhoods. Skillman grantmaking supports nonprofit organizations, schools, and agencies in Wayne, Macomb, and Oakland Counties, with a special emphasis on organizations working in the city of Detroit.