Digital Marketing Advisor
Michelle Vink started her philanthropic journey as a child, inspired by her parents who were always giving back. Her volunteer work began when her mother started taking her to rest homes to read to the residents that had few visitors. At this young age, she saw the impact she could have and continued the work through her teens visiting the homes and working with at-risk youth. In her senior year, she produced a fundraising fashion show benefitting a charity for runaway and at-risk youth. As an adult, she has mentored at-risk youth and adults, worked in children's hospitals and coordinated, produced and hosted fundraising galas. She has also worked as a host with Leeza Gibbons on the premiere of "A Night To Make A Difference" and has been a journalist for charitable giving for many years.
As the founder of her digital marketing and public relations agency, VinkMedia, Michelle has volunteered her time and resources to help build awareness for charities and important causes. Vink continues to volunteer her time working in children's hospitals and schools, working with both students and faculty. Most recently, she created a mentorship program with a local high school for students focused on teaching skills and confidence to create the life they want to live.