Michelle Butler has been named director of development for Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation (SMHF). Butler has more than 20 years of experience in community relations, human resources and nonprofit development. In her new role, she will be responsible for cultivating relationships within the community on behalf of the Healthcare Foundation in support of its philanthropic mission.
Prior to joining SMHF, Butler served as chief development officer at the SKY Family YMCA in Venice, where she helped lead fundraising. She also served as vice-president of human resources at JCI Jones Chemicals, Inc., and was regional director at Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central & Northern Florida, both in Sarasota. Butler graduated from Stetson University with a degree in business management. She is currently president of the Cotillion Club of Sarasota and serves on the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office advisory board.