US: Michelle Van Norden joins AFE as Manager of Development and Donor Engagement

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Michelle Van Norden joins the AFE staff as the new Manager of Development and Donor Engagement.

Michelle is a fundraising professional from the vibrant communities of Louisiana. Currently residing on the West Side of Baton Rouge, she brings over a decade of experience in crafting and executing impactful fundraising strategies, consistently surpassing annual targets and securing grants and major gifts. Her passion lies in connecting donors with causes they care about, and she has a proven track record of fostering meaningful relationships that lead to transformative initiatives.

In addition, Michelle brings experience securing impactful government grant funding that could provide new opportunities for AFE’s programs to expand.

“With a passion for fundraising and eager to dive into the world of floriculture, I am excited to join the AFE team,” says Michelle. “Just as every petal contributes to the beauty of a flower, every donation fuels the growth of impactful initiatives. I look forward to nurturing relationships, cultivating support, and witnessing the profound impact we can make together.”

“We are delighted to have Michelle join the AFE team,” said AFE Executive Director Debi Chedester, CAE, AAF.

“Her fundraising expertise, combined with her enthusiasm to learn more about the floral industry, will be instrumental in advancing our mission. We are confident that Michelle will play a key role in cultivating new donor relationships and securing the resources needed to continue supporting the future of floriculture.”

For more information
American Floral Endowment
Tel.: +1 (703) 838-5211

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