Michelle Kannan

Director of Development

Michelle Kannan (she/her) joined EPI in May 2023 as the Director of Development. With over 15 years of fundraising experience, Kannan brings expertise in cultivating high-net-worth donors, building foundation relationships, and managing events.

Prior to joining EPI, Kannan was the Northeast Regional Development Director at Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence. In that role, she oversaw fundraising for the Northeastern States, focusing primarily on high-dollar contributions. Kannan is passionate about work that centers around empowering communities of color through a variety of means including education, workforce development, and voting. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys vocal performance, theater, and spending time with her dog, Otis.

Master of Public Administration, University of South Florida
B.A., Political Science, Furman University