Contact Development Staff
The University Development staff desires to establish and maintain relationships with individuals, foundations, and corporate donors for the support of the University and its students. We invite you to contact our office with any questions about how you can help support the mission of Cairn University.
Call us at 215.702.4390
Senior Vice President, Stewardship & Development
- MS in Educational Leadership & Administration, Cairn University
- MBA, Capella University
- BS in Business, Eastern College
Graham has worked in development and advancement at Christian educational institutions for over a decade. He made the transition from relationship building in the sales world to engaging individuals and families in stewardship conversations that keep eternity in mind.
Prior to joining Cairn in 2020, Graham was the chief advancement officer at Annapolis Area Christian School in Maryland, where he is also an alumnus. His leadership role there included oversight of marketing, development, enrollment, and alumni relations.
Originally from Annapolis, MD, Graham lives in Bucks County with his wife, Deanna, and their four children. He enjoys all things outdoor-related and is a lifelong Baltimore Ravens and Orioles fan.
Benjamin J. Best
Director, Development and Foundations
- BS in Biblical and Theological Studies, Liberty University
- MA (Religion), Cairn University
Nicole da Silva
Development Operations Manager
- BA in Music, Cairn University
Nicole provides operational, strategic, and administrative support to the office of Stewardship & Development. With a passion for the next generation, she brings a varied cross-cultural background, including office management, customer service, and event coordination.
Originally from Brazil, she enjoys singing, painting, and brewing her own kombucha. You can usually find her with a warm cup of tea in her hand, exploring new places, trying new foods, and learning more about God’s creation around us.