Meet the Development Team

Michael Gifford

Development Associate
Favorite Art Form: 

Documentary Photography

Michael joined the Americans for the Arts Staff in July 2017. As the Development Associate, he manages the Development team's database, conducts preliminary funder research, and ensures each donor receives proper acknowledgment for their gift. Prior to joining Americans for the Arts, Michael worked at MANNA, Inc. raising funds for homebuyer education and affordable housing construction in the District of Columbia. 

A native of Virginia, he moved to Washington, DC to attend American University and complete a BA in History. Whether in DC or traveling, Michael loves to visit museums, see local art shows, patronize neighborhood bookstores, and attend performances at theaters and concert venues.