Director of Philanthropy
As the Director of Philanthropy, Michele is responsible for inspiring and supporting philanthropy at YouthBridge by cultivating, building, and maintaining relationships with a diverse spectrum of individuals, nonprofit organizations, local businesses, and professional advisors.
For the past 20 years, Michele has dedicated herself to St. Louis’s not-for-profit community leading programmatic, fund development, and funding initiatives at organizations ranging from small entrepreneurial start-ups to one of the largest health systems in the U.S. Most recently, Michele served as a consultant with Let’s Build Hope helping diverse nonprofit organizations develop and grow their grants programs.
Originally from Chicago, IL, Michele attended Washington University in St. Louis where she obtained a BA in Psychology and a Master of Social Work from the Brown School. Michele serves on the board of East Side Aligned and is a member of the St. Louis Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.