Bridgette Montgomery

Michael Lane

Development Director

Michael possesses over 25 years of experience in fundraising with a particular focus on grants, capital campaigns, corporations/foundations, marketing and community engagement.

Michael’s fundraising experience includes a numerous nonprofit sectors including arts and culture, human services, pediatric healthcare and post-secondary education. Most recently, Michael served as Director of Philanthropy at Better Tomorrows, a Camden-based nonprofit focused on case management and social services for intergenerational populations living in affordable housing communities across the United States. In this capacity, Michael successfully built relationships with OceanFirst Bank, ESSA Bank, the Philadelphia 76ers, American Water, The Dollywood Foundation and EMR among others. In addition, Michael created the organization’s first ever targeted fundraiser entitled 4,3,2 Go! Inclusive Walk Run.

In addition, Michael has served as Grants Manager at Delaware County Community College and the Nemours Fund for Children’s Health / AI DuPont Hospital Wilmington. His prior experience includes serving as Manager of Foundation and Government Relations at Please Touch Museum, Interim Development of Director at Bartram’s Garden, Development and Marketing Manager at The Center for Art in Wood and Director of Grants and Development Operations at Independence Seaport Museum. Michael has taught grant writing and fundraising classes at Rowan University, Richard Stockton College, Burlington County College and Cumberland County College. Lastly, Michael has served as a grant review peer panelist for the Philadelphia Cultural Fund and been a presenter at conferences and community groups on the topic of fundraising locally, regionally and nationally.

Originally from Montana, Michael holds a B.A. in Art History from Indiana State University and an M.A. in Art History from Temple/Tyler School of Art.

In his off hours, Michael enjoys traveling, reading (particularly history and bios), trying to teach himself to cook, biking, playing a ruthless game of croquet and sleeping.