/Michelle Alexander named Mississippi Today’s Donor Relations Director

Michelle Alexander named Mississippi Today’s Donor Relations Director

Alexander will be leading Mississippi Today’s impact fundraising efforts. She will work closely with senior leadership in order to increase individual investment in the nonprofit newsroom. Michelle Alexander, Mississippi Today’s CEO and Executive Director, stated, “Hiring a Director of Donor Relations is an important element in our strategic growth.” “Michelle is a natural leader and understands the mission of our non-profit newsroom. She brings 15 years of fundraising experience to Mississippi Today. She was a leader at Children’s of Mississippi and the American Heart Association, where she was responsible for philanthropic development as well as implementation of mission-related strategies. In addition, Alexander ran a successful fundraising consulting practice. Alexander has secured over $14 million in gifts throughout her fundraising career. She is known for being professional, engaging and passionate about the mission of the organizations she serves. Alexander said, “I have been blessed to work in amazing organizations that strive for improving the lives of others.” “The meaning that I find in my work, and the chance to match a donor’s desire to make an impact with an organization’s mission and purpose are extremely important to me.” As Mississippi Today approaches journalism in a way that informs, inspires and advances our citizens, I look forward to doing that kind of work.”