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2018 Annual Conference Speaker: Michelle Sonsino
Michelle Sonsino, Advancement Specialist
Michelle Sonsino has over 14 years of nonprofit and public administration experience spanning large health systems and insurance providers, small and medium sized nonprofits, city government, and foundations.
Michelle loves to raise funds to help women and families live more prosperous lives. She managed grant writing and corporate relations during her tenure at Women’s Way, launching a structured institutional giving program. At the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Housing and Community Development, Michelle helped write and secure a $30 million Choice Neighborhood Grant, helping to improve North Central Philadelphia. While serving as the Vice President of Development at FINANTA, a nonprofit lending organization focused on helping immigrant families and business owners, Michelle secured over $450,000 in new funds in just one year, tapping into family foundations, bank funding, and government contracts. While serving as the Director of Development at Career Wardrobe, Michelle developed creative strategies to cultivate and steward donors, including individuals, companies, foundations, and government partners. In her current role at Germantown Friends School, Michelle focuses on communications, but with an eye for advancing their donors relations efforts to secure funds for scholarships and tell the story of how our youth are making important change.
Michelle has a Masters in Public Administration and a certificate in nonprofit administration from the University of Pennsylvania. She was previously on the board of the Spruce Foundation and the Shipley School Alumni Board. She now proudly serves on the Advisory Board at Career Wardrobe. She is an advocate for Type 1 Diabetes and adoption.