Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island Announces Promotion
of Meredith Michaels to Chief Development Officer
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island, announces that Meredith Michaels, formerly the agency’s Director of Development, has become its new Chief Development Officer.
“BBBSLI is so excited to announce the promotion of Meredith! Her strategic vision, passion and overall commitment to making a positive impact on the youth of Long Island is unmatched. I couldn’t think of a better person to lead our Development Program into the future.” said BBBSLI CEO, Mark Cox.
Michaels has more than 15+ years of experience in the nonprofit industry, including having served as Regional Director of Development for the American Heart Association, Associate Executive Director for JDRF and Director of Development for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Michaels has played a key role in the fundraising success of the agency over the past 3 ½ years, helping to grow events, leadership support, marketing outreach, corporate sponsorship and new partnerships, she also secured the organization’s largest six figure gift in 2020.
“ I am so pleased to have been given this opportunity to help continue growing our organization and its awareness. I truly love the work I do, our mission and giving back to the community. This allows me to combine something I am personally passionate about, with my own career ambition. I am appreciative for this opportunity and look forward to continuing my professional development here at BBBSLI.”
Michaels is a graduate of the State University of Cortland and holds a BS in Sport Management. She is involved in a number of other non-profit organizations and is engaged with local leadership as a member of the Babylon Village Architectural Review Board. Michaels was recognized by The LI Business News as one of their 40 Under 40 recipients in 2017 and again as their Top 50 Power Women in 2018. The Melville Chamber of Commerce named her Young Professional of the Year in 2016. She also received the distinguished international honor as a 2020 Athena Award Finalist. She resides in Babylon Village with her husband Rick and three stepchildren Lizzy, Gracie and Ricky.