Michelle has always taken an active interest in helping the community and those less fortunate.  She is a member of the United Way Women’s Philanthropy Group, and has been a cast member and sponsorship chairperson for CHOC Follies, benefiting Children’s Hospital of Orange County. She is also a member of the Orange County Bar Lawyer Magazine Editorial committee. 

 

Michelle is a former board member of the American Association of University Women and Vice President in charge of its Legal Advocacy Fund as well as a former member of Working Wardrobe where she served as a board member and chairperson of COPES, another non profit organization providing shelter for young children and parenting training to assist in reuniting families, now part of OliveCrest. 

 

As a long-time supporter of the WISEplace Women Shelter, Michelle has organized and presented their annual New Years' eve party for many years.  WISEPlace is a non-profit transitional living facility for women.

AAUW 

Legal Advocacy Fund 

2010 Annual Luncheon

AAUW 

Literary Luncheon 

March 2011

Surf & Sand Hotel, Laguna Beach

Michelle & AAUW 

past-chair, Barbara Hamkalo 

Orange County

HALF MARATHON

2010

Michelle & running friends

white doves fly

Meaningful Survivor Ceremony

ORANGE COUNTY UNITED WAY

Michelle with friends at the 

WOMEN'S PHILANTHROPY BREAKFAST

... May, 2019

MICHELLE WAS AWARDED the LUKENS LEGACY AWARD on 8/28/2017
“For your generous commitment to and support of WISEPlace and it’s programs for homeless women “.   Given in honor of Florence & Jim Lukens, faithful WISEPlace supporters. 

Michelle and Eileen Padberg at WISEPlace event

"An Evening with Jane Fonda"

December 2018