Lori Eaton is a project archivist for the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University. She is responsible for preserving and providing access to the records of Johnson Center client foundations and works to help document the history of philanthropy in Michigan and across the country.
Eaton earned her master’s degree in library and information science as well as a graduate certificate in archival administration from Wayne State University. She has processed both analog and born-digital archival collections for the University of Michigan Special Collections Research Center, the Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives, Cranbrook Archives, and the Birmingham Museum.
Prior to becoming an archivist, Eaton spend twenty years working with nonprofits and foundations as a communications strategist and grant writer. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the College of William and Mary.