September Members Luncheon

When:  Sep 9, 2024 from 11:30 AM to 01:00 PM (CT)
Monday, September 9, 2024
11:30am - 1:00pm


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Michelle M. Boillotat, CFRE | Texas Woman's Foundation

Michele Boillotat has thirty years of professional experience in fundraising with non-profit organizations and higher education institutions. She joined the Texas Women's Foundation in September 2023 as the Vice President of Development after serving as the Assistant Vice President of Development at the University of Texas at Arlington for four and a half years, where she worked on enhancing and expanding various fundraising programs such as annual giving, corporate and foundation giving, and gift planning.

Before her time at the University of Texas at Arlington, Michele held the role of Executive Director of Women's Philanthropy at the Indiana University Foundation. In this position, she managed the Women's Philanthropy program in partnership with the First Lady of IU and members of the Women's Philanthropy Leadership Council.

Michele has extensive experience in the field of fundraising, having worked in various capacities at different organizations. She was the Director of the Rice Annual Fund at Rice University, where she obtained her Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential in 2013. Before that, she worked as the Associate Director for the Dartmouth College Fund in New Hampshire for nearly ten years. Michele also served as the Executive Director for the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation.

Starting her career as the Director for Chapter Services for Alpha Gamma Delta Women's Fraternity in Indianapolis, Indiana, Michele gained experience as a consultant while pursuing her master's degree in higher education and student affairs at The Ohio State University. She completed her bachelor's degree in mathematics at Duquesne University.

Outside of her professional work, Michele is actively involved in her local community. She serves as the chair of the Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce Women's Alliance and is a graduate of Leadership Arlington. She supports organizations such as Women Inspiring Philanthropy and others that hold personal significance to her. Michele, along with her husband Mark, is a volunteer with the Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue of the United States, where they rescue and foster Ridgebacks. They share their home with their rescued standard poodle, Belle. Michele is also the proud stepmom of Emma and soon-to-be son-in-law Javier Sanchez (Denver, CO), Jenna and son-in-law Josh Upson (Royal Oak, MI), and Jack (Charlotte, NC).


Dr. Dhriti P. Stocks serves as Chief Development Officer for Big Thought, an organization dedicated to catalyzing the creativity in young people. Big Thought envisions a world where all youth in marginalized communities are equipped to imagine and create their best lives and a better world. In her role, Dhriti is responsible for overseeing the fundraising strategy for the organization, and with a spectacular team of professionals, ensures Big Thought has the resources and builds the awareness it needs to power its mission.

Dhriti has spent the majority of her professional career in nonprofit fundraising in a variety of roles at respected community organizations like Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Children’s Medical Center Foundation, and Junior Achievement of Dallas. She began her nonprofit career as an AmeriCorps member serving with VolunteerNow.

Dhriti has spent the last 20+ years in the Dallas area, following a move from Sydney, Australia, and is a proud graduate of Austin College and earned her Ph.D. in Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Dallas. She earned a 2023 Teaching Award in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences and is proud to help cultivate the next generation of nonprofit leaders at UT Dallas. She has also earned her CFRE designation, demonstrating her knowledge and commitment to the field of fundraising and philanthropy. Dhriti is a member of Class 4 of the CCC Leadership program for women nonprofit leaders and a graduate of the Communities Foundation of Texas Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy. 


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