Michelle Gaffga
Director of Development
Daniels College of Business


Michelle represents the Daniels College of Business while strategically focusing on alumni development and engagement along the western seaboard in California, Oregon, and Washington and also visits alumni in central and western Florida.

Prior to working at DU, she spent time as a major gift officer for the College of Literature, Science and the Arts at the University of Michigan where she worked with alumni in Chicago. After her family moved West, she worked for a national non-profit headquartered in Denver before returning to higher education. Prior to her work in philanthropy, and after earning her degree from Ferris State University, Michelle spent the majority of her early career in marketing on the agency side of the business. She had the great opportunity to work for some of the industry's best agencies to develop brand, promotional and media campaigns for many nationally recognized consumer and retail brands.

She and her husband, Ken and their son, Jack love living in Colorado and are proud to now call Denver home.