Michelle Sorrells

Job Title(s)
Senior Program Officer
919.474.8370 x4025
[email protected]

About Michelle

Michelle Sorrells has worked in the philanthropic and nonprofit sector for more than ten years. Within the field she has focused primarily on education access, youth, and grassroots initiatives– all within an equity lens. Throughout her career she has worked to improve internal systems of data collection and data usage to drive positive outcomes and increase understanding. She has seen this to fruition through managing programs, leading strategic planning, and developing organization-wide data tracking.

As Senior Program Officer at the Foundation, Michelle serves as the primary liaison with external foundation partners, which the Foundation collaborate with to manage a portfolio of general operating and capacity-building grants to nonprofit organizations in the Triangle.

From student advisor to program officer, relationship building with an eye towards urging others to see what is possible continues to be Michelle’s focus. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University in Sociology and a Master of Public Affairs with a concentration in Nonprofit Management from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Michelle's Hobbies

  • Pottery
  • Cooking
  • Gardening