Mississippi Today is pleased to announce Michelle Alexander as Donor Relations Director.

Alexander will lead Mississippi Today’s impact donor fundraising initiatives, working closely with senior leadership to further grow individual investment in our nonprofit newsroom. 

“Hiring a Donor Relations Director is a key element of our strategic growth, and we couldn’t be in better hands with Michelle Alexander,” said Mary Margaret White, Mississippi Today CEO & Executive Director. “Michelle intrinsically understands the critical mission of our nonprofit newsroom and brings high-level experience and expertise to our business team.”  

Alexander brings 15 years of not-for-profit fundraising experience to Mississippi Today. She has held leadership positions with Children’s of Mississippi, the American Heart Association and JDRF where she was instrumental in philanthropic development, as well as implementing mission-related strategies. In addition, Alexander ran a successful fundraising consulting practice. She has been responsible for securing over $14 million in gifts during her fundraising career and has earned a reputation for professionalism, engagement and an authentic passion for the missions of the organizations she has served. 

“I have been fortunate to work in wonderful organizations that strive to improve the lives of others,” said Alexander. “The meaning I find in my work and the opportunity to match a donor’s desire to make a difference with an organizational mission and purpose is extremely important to me. I look forward to accomplishing that type of work at Mississippi Today as we approach journalism in a way that informs and inspires our citizens to expect and learn more in order to achieve progress and positive change.”

Originally from Atlanta, Alexander is a 25-year resident of Jackson, where she relocated after beginning her career in Memphis. She is both a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fund-Raising Executive.