Michelle Glazier is the Executive Director of the Futures Foundation. She joined the foundation in 2017, and leads the organization’s strategic direction, operations, fundraising and community collaboration. Michelle has driven an evolved foundation strategy, expanded Board and growth in community engagement.
Prior to her current role, she was President of the Arthritis Foundation of Michigan for almost 20 years. There Michelle oversaw all aspects of the $3.8M organization including a 12 member team, 15 Trustees and over 2,000 volunteers and advocates. Highlights of her achievements include: growth of their signature event to $1M; implemented the Michigan market’s legislative/advocacy activities, developed the Michigan Arthritis Action Plan in collaboration with several government and academic organizations; re-built the Leadership Board, initiated a nationally replicated summer camp for children with juvenile arthritis; and led a faith based Urban Outreach Program for the underserved in Detroit- recognized for its outcomes by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases at the National Institutes of Health.
Michelle also held various roles with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in Michigan and New York. As Director, she led the organization’s $2.7M fundraising efforts, and cultivated numerous community and media relationships elevating the stature of the organization. She was a public speaker and conducted training engagements for both the Arthritis Foundation and the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Michigan University and attended the Indiana School of Fundraising. Michelle is active in the community including with the American Society of Association Executives and the Detroit Economic Club, and she volunteers with a variety of community organizations including Capachin Soup Kitchen, South Oakland Shelter and the education community and athletic organizations in which her sons are actively engaged.
Michelle consistently focuses on bringing people together in the community to help those in need. She is committed to finding solutions to help more people with developmental disabilities.