Michele F. Gartner
General Manager at Trico Charitable Foundation
Michele Fugiel Gartner has over a decade of experience in the non-profit and philanthropic sectors. She is currently the General Manager at the Trico Charitable Foundation and is an Instructor of Non-Profit Management with Mount Royal University. Her current focus on social enterprise has included participation as the Program Manager for Enterprising Non-Profits Alberta, as a writer for Social Finance.ca and as a member of the Social Enterprise Council of Canada.
Previously, Michele was employed with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and participated in Rotary International’s Group Study Exchange to Saitama, Japan where she studied the role of philanthropy and Japanese civil society. She received her M.A. degree in International Studies and Diplomacy at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London and is an alumna of the Asia Pacific Leadership Program at the East-West Center in Honolulu, HI.