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Michele A. Bignardi, CFRE, CSPG
Senior Vice President


Los Angeles/Orange County

Michele joined the staff of NETZEL GRIGSBY ASSOCIATES, INC. having worked as a consultant to nonprofit organizations and institutions. Her experience includes working with senior management, volunteer boards, and special task forces. She has more than 25 years experience recruiting and training volunteer committees.

As a senior vice president with NETZEL GRIGSBY ASSOCIATES, INC., Michele’s accomplishments include successful multi-million dollar capital campaigns, fundraising development studies, planning and implementing annual and major giving programs and membership development campaigns, planning, and volunteer/staff training.

Michele is involved in several volunteer and civic organizations in San Pedro. She is the former board chair of the local YMCA where she also provided volunteer leadership to two successful capital campaigns in San Pedro and Wilmington. She currently chairs the Y’s Financial Development Committee.

Michele is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Orange County Chapter. In addition she has been an instructor with the UCLA Extension Program in fundraising since 2008.

Michele earned her Bachelor of Arts from San Francisco State University.

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