Michelle Bae, Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund

TITLE: Program Associate  

FOCUS AREAS: Education, the arts, healthy food, economic development

CONTACT: (212) 792-9900, website contact form

PROFILE: Michelle Bae has been a program associate at the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund since 2014. She has also been a recent social innovation fellow with StartingBloc. Prior to joining the fund, Bae worked as a program assistant at the Nathan Cummings Foundation and also at the Asian/American Center at Queens College. She was a Type-1 Diabetes program intern at the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust in New York as well.

Her foundation bio shares:

Michelle joined the Illumination Fund in March 2014. She is responsible for coordinating and implementing a wide range of programmatic, administrative, and communications duties to support ongoing and new programs, grants, and other foundation activities. Michelle is committed to supporting grantmaking initiatives that effectively improve current public policies to promote sustainable communities, particularly for underserved groups. 

Prior to joining the Illumination Fund, Michelle worked at the Nathan Cummings Foundation as a Program Assistant in the Ecological Innovation and Contemplative Practice Programs. She also worked at the Asian/American Center at Queens College; and interned at the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust in their Type 1 Diabetes Program. Michelle received her B.A. in History from Creighton University.