Michelle Gilchrist

Michelle Gilchrist joined the National Foundation for Transplants as president in April of 2016.

Prior to her role at NFT, she was in development and fundraising for United Way in both Memphis and the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. She also spent time as the director of major gifts for the University of Tennessee Foundation. She holds Bachelor's degrees in Organizational Leadership and Psychology from the University of Memphis, and she is currently pursuing a Master's in Business Administration. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and has her Non-Profit Leadership certification.

She is also a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps. She is a two-time recipient of the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and she has been honored with the Memphis Area Distinguished Sales & Marketing Award. She is very much looking forward to making great strides for transplant patients across the country through her leadership of the National Foundation for Transplants.