Portrait of Michelle Frankie

Michelle Franke

Senior Director of Prospect Development, Texas Christian University

Michelle has more than 25 years of experience in the field of advancement. She has worked in roles as grant writer, frontline fundraiser, and corporate relations officer. In addition she has served as overseen development teams including prospect development for both small and large organizations. She has experience with multiple types of organizations from community based institutions to international associations to higher education. Michelle joined Texas Christian University in 2013 and serves as Senior Director of Prospect Development where she is responsible for directing the relationship management, research, and strategy development for major gift prospects to ensure balanced and productive portfolios. Previously, Michelle served in professional roles at The American Red Cross (Houston, TX), Jabbory Foundation for Cancer Research (Houston, TX), Hospice of the Valley (San Jose, CA), The Tech Museum (San Jose, CA), Industry Initiatives for Science and Math Education (San Jose, CA), and the University of Illinois Foundation (Champaign, IL). Michelle is active with Apra and has presented at their international conference. She served on the North Texas Apra board in 2016/17.