Michelle Lynn Cangelosi is a senior executive with more than 25 years of experience, during which she has held a variety of leadership positions in non-profit organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions. Cangelosi is an expert in establishing and cultivating partnerships with a wide variety of organizations, both public and private, in the knowledge areas of international relations, water and sanitation, program management, and the drafting of partnership agreements. Cangelosi is currently serving as the Vice President of Transformational Philanthropy at Heifer International. Cangelosi currently resides in The Villages, which is located in the state of Florida.
In May of 2021, Michelle Lynn became a member of the Heifer International team. She is directly responsible for drafting and putting into action strategies for foundation giving and substantial contributions in her role as Vice President of Transformational Philanthropy at the company. Heifer International is a worldwide nonprofit organization with the mission of alleviating poverty and hunger by assisting families in the development of economically viable food and agricultural businesses that contribute to the growth of rural economies. Heifer International was established in 1944 and has its headquarters in Little Rock, Arkansas. Since then, the organization has distributed livestock and offered education to close to 40 million families in over 125 countries across the world. It has programming in 21 countries at the moment, and it provides assistance to around 1 million farming households every year through its efforts to bridge the gap in the living income gap.
Because of her extensive knowledge of multi-stakeholder engagement, business development, international relations, and strategic partnerships, Michelle is an effective leader in the field of philanthropy for an organization that not only aims to assist those who are in need but also to empower them through education and approaches that are mindful of environmental sustainability. Cangelosi's dedication for establishing genuine relationships that are beneficial to both parties has not only been essential to her success as a vice president at Heifer International, but it has also propelled her career forward.