Manager, Development and Strategic Partnerships


Michelle Cooper is the Manager, Development and Strategic Partnerships at Say Yes To Education. In addition to organizing and tracking our donor systems, Michelle thoughtfully works to identify, research and strategize around new prospective partnerships and projects.

Prior to joining Say Yes, Michelle served as the Development and Human Resources Associate at Fahari Academy Charter School, where she found her passion for urban education. At FACS, Michelle cultivated relationships with both local and national partners to enrich not only the school, but the community at large. She also worked as a Project Coordinator at The JFM Group, LLC. At JFM, she facilitated aggressive fundraising strategies tailored to various high profile charity events in New York City. Michelle is a graduate of the State University of New York at New Paltz with a bachelor’s degree in English and Women’s studies.

In her spare time, Michelle enjoys spending time with friends and family, attending concerts and cooking.