Michele answered the call on her life to begin fundraising for various charitable organizations, including: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, The Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and Food for The Poor. In 2004 she began contracting with Cross Catholic Outreach. The next year, Michele joined the Cross Catholic team as international development manager. Today, as Vice President for Development, Michele leads a staff of 135 people engaged in multiple areas of outreach: major donors and middle donors, special events, parish and community services, marketing, planned giving, donor care, donor program services and foundations. Her philosophy is to pursue long-term relationships with benefactors, serving as the link between them and what God is calling them to do for the poor.