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.

OC community

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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

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Michelle & running friends

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Meaningful Survivor Ceremony

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ORANGE COUNTY UNITED WAY

Michelle with friends at the 

WOMEN'S PHILANTHROPY BREAKFAST

... May, 2019

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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. 
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Michelle and Janet Whitney at WISEPlace event
"An Evening with Jane Fonda"
December 2018