Michele Fugiel Gartner, MA, CAP®, is an experienced practitioner within the non-profit and philanthropic sectors, specializing in private/family foundations and social entrepreneurship. As a Ph.D. candidate at the University of St. Andrews, Centre for the Study of Philanthropy & Public Good, Michele focuses on understanding the professionalisation of family foundations. This research is complemented by her instruction of non-profit management and social entrepreneurship courses, provision of advisory services for charitable organizations, and Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® designation.

Michele’s prior philanthropic experience is with Trico Charitable Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Social Venture Partners Calgary. She was project manager for Enterprising Non-Profits Canada, an initiative of Employment and Social Development Canada and has sat on the Boards of the Social Enterprise Council of Canada and the Social Enterprise Alliance (U.S.). Michele received her M.A. degree in International Studies and Diplomacy at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London and is an alumna of the Rotary Group Study Exchange Fellowship and the Asia Pacific Leadership Program at the East-West Center. She resides in London, UK.


Michele can be reached at mfgartner (at) mfgchange (dot) com.


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