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Michelle Dayvault has worked in the nonprofit profession for twenty-five years. Born and raised in Harrison County, she graduated from Corydon Central High School and Indiana University Southeast with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication.
Michelle has worked in leadership roles with Metro United Way, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana, Goodwill of Southern Indiana, Komen Kentucky, and Dress for Success Louisville. Michelle spent twelve years with Metro United Way serving as Associate Director in Floyd, Clark, and Harrison counties and as Young Leaders Director where she was responsible for a $2.5 million corporate portfolio as part of the annual campaign. As Branch Manager of Big Brothers Big Sisters in Harrison County, Michelle was responsible for case management, volunteer recruitment, marketing, and fundraising. She increased revenue through the annual Bowl for Kids' Sake special event and wrote her first grant for program support to the HCCF which got approved. As a result, in-school mentoring programs expanded to into North & South Harrison Community School Corporations.
Serving as Vice President of Marketing & Development with Goodwill of Southern Indiana, Michelle managed the agency's largest annual fundraiser and grant writing efforts. In addition to development and design of brochures, annual reports, newsletters, and signage, she oversaw marketing efforts for eleven southern Indiana Goodwill stores implementing a comprehensive year-round advertisement campaign
As Operations Director for Komen Kentucky, Michelle managed the day-to-day operations and staff of the Louisville and Lexington offices. She helped plan and execute the annual gala and Race for a Cure for local breast cancer research and program support.
Michelle spent the last five years as Executive Director of Dress for Success Louisville (DFSL) which provides career resources and professional attire to women in Clark, Floyd, Harrison, and Washington counties in Indiana and nine counties in Kentucky. Michelle led the overall strategic, operational, and fundraising activities for the entire organization. During her tenure, DFSL received the Dress for Success Worldwide Lublin Award in 2018 for program and financial growth globally; launched a Mobile Career Center to provide additional services in outlying counties; one of only three in existence at the time within DFS affiliates and moved their boutique and office operations to the Nulu area.
She is a graduate of Leadership Southern Indiana and Focus Louisville and currently serves on the IUAA Kentuckiana Region Board and events committee. Michelle's passion is helping those in need in the communities where we work and live, and making the world a better place one day at a time. She is excited to be working in her hometown of Corydon again.
February 3, 2022
The Harrison County Community Foundation is a non-profit organization supported by donations from individuals and businesses. Its mission is to inspire and assist everyone to experience philanthropy, producing positive and sustainable growth in Harrison County.