start of page content

Michele Fugiel Gartner

Michele Fugiel Gartner

BA, MA, Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAPĀ®)


2016: PhD candidate, University of St Andrews

2015: Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy®, American College of Financial Services

2011: Post-Graduate certificate, Adult Education, Mount Royal University

2005: Masters of Arts; International Studies and Diplomacy, University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies

2004: Post-Graduate Fellowship; Asia-Pacific Leadership Program, East-West Center, University of Hawaii

2000: Bachelor of Arts, Intercultural and Organizational Communication, Spanish; Barrett Honors College; Arizona State University

Research interests

Philanthropy; private philanthropic foundations; professions and professionalisation; knowledge and power; privilege; non-profit management; social enterprise

PhD provisional topic: professionalisation and private philanthropic foundations

MA dissertation topic: "US Public Diplomacy and the American Experience:  A Theoretical Evolution from Consent to Engagement."

BA dissertation topic: "My Awakening: An Initial Auto-Ethnographic Analysis of Privilege"

Professional experience

University Instructor, Non-Profit Management
Private Foundation Director, Strategic Investments and Evaluation
Project Manager, Pan-Canadian social enterprise initiative
Board of Directors, national social enterprise organizations
Non-Profit Executive Director, HNWI giving circle
Private Foundation, Executive Office


Dr Tobias Jung
Dr Alina Baluch