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Michelle Butler has been named Director of Development for Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation. Michelle has over 20 years of experience in community relations, human resources and non-profit development.

“We are very fortunate that Michelle has chosen to join the Healthcare Foundation,” said Healthcare Foundation President, Mason Ayres. “Her knowledge of our community and her experience with fundraising will be instrumental in carrying out our mission in the community.” 

In her new role, Michelle will be responsible for cultivating relationships within the community on behalf of the Healthcare Foundation in support of its philanthropic mission. 

Prior to joining the Healthcare Foundation, Michelle served as Chief Development Officer at The SKY Family YMCA in Venice, where she helped lead fundraising efforts since 2011. She also served as Vice President of Human Resources at JCI Jones Chemicals, Inc and Regional Director at Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central & Northern Florida, both in Sarasota.

Michelle graduated from Stetson University with a degree in business management. She is currently president of the Cotillion Club of Sarasota and serves on the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office advisory board. 

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