Presenter- Michelle Houlihan- Chief Development Officer- Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver
Michelle joined Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver in March 2022. An integral member of our executive leadership team, she has more than twenty years of experience in complex fundraising and growing collaborative, high-performing teams.
Michelle began her career with Boys & Girls Clubs of Alaska in 1996, where she helped to secure critical funding for expansion efforts throughout the state. She then moved on to become the Regional Chief Executive Officer for the American Red Cross of Alaska, where she successfully merged six independent Chapters into one statewide organization. In 2012 she took on the role of Senior Divisional Philanthropy Officer for the National American Red Cross, where she secured one of the first $5 million partnerships for the organization and was instrumental in developing donation programs with high-level corporate partners. Michelle then became Regional Chief Development Officer of the Colorado and Wyoming Chapter of the Red Cross in 2020.
Michelle grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and is a graduate of the University of Colorado, Denver. In her spare time, she enjoys hockey, hiking, biking, paddle sports, and running agility courses with her dog. She and her husband Kevin live in Roxborough and are proud parents of three adult children.