Michelle M. Dube, Vice President, brings to the firm over 31 years of experience in a variety of fields, including education advancement, marketing communications, and association management. Throughout her career, she has led significant initiatives such as ambitious campaigns, major gifts, annual fund, leadership transitions, strategic planning, board management, alumni relations, and communications. Her success in all areas of independent school and higher education advancement position her perfectly to develop and provide practical, strategic recommendations and counsel to her clients.
Prior to GG+A, Michelle was a passionate fundraiser, securing over $20 million in endowment, major gift, annual fund, and gift planning commitments. She served as a major gifts officer at the West Point Association of Graduates, Wesleyan University, and The Masters School, and as director of development at the Storm King School. She also headed annual fund and alumni relations efforts at Poly Prep Country Day School and at The Dalton School.
Michelle has developed strong, authentic relationships with donors, prospects, and alumni. She has firsthand experience with the nuances of fundraising and relationships in independent schools where the communities have unique sizes and dynamics. She has created and executed major gifts strategies and recognizes the levels of commitment to working with this important and valuable constituent. This knowledge is critical in addressing her client’s unique challenges and opportunities.
Earlier in her career, Michelle created a customer marketing program at Edify Corp. and honed her marketing communications skills at Cisco Systems. As an association manager at Danieli & O’Keefe Associates, she ran two technology organizations, overseeing all operations and board management.
Michelle has a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Social Sciences from Wesleyan University and a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in English Literature and French from Middlebury College.