Donor Relations Director

Michelle Alexander joins the staff of Mississippi Today as the Donor Relations Director following a successful 15-year not-for-profit fundraising career. Michelle 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, Michelle ran a successful fundraising consulting practice. Michelle 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.

Michelle 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.

“I have been fortunate to work in wonderful organizations that strive to improve the lives of others. 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.”

— Michelle Alexander