Michelle DeSilva

Nonprofit Sector, Philanthropy

Michelle DeSilva comes to CLF with experience in investments, nonprofits, philanthropy and the environment.  She started her career in investments at Fidelity Investments and Thomson Reuters, and directed an angel investing firm in the Midwest.  Michelle later worked extensively with community foundations in strategy and branding, and advising financial advisors, estate planning attorneys and their clients in the creation of charitable funds and achieving community impact.  She has held numerous board positions in healthcare, public radio, theater, sexual assault, literacy, and environmental and marine causes. Michelle has a BS in Finance from Babson College, Nonprofit Management degrees from Northeastern University and Boston University, and recently completed a 1.5 year Advanced Leadership Initiative program at Harvard University, concentrating on social impact, conservation and ecological urban design.  Michelle loves rowing, swimming, hiking, boating and spending time with her family at her Cape Cod house.