ECRI Institute has hired Michelle Gollapalli, MBA, CFRE, CAP, as vice president of development. Gollapalli has more than 20 years of experience raising charitable revenue for national and international organizations and is a recognized leader in the development community.

“Michelle Gollapalli is an outstanding addition to ECRI Institute’s leadership team. She brings a wealth of experience in helping organizations achieve their missions through philanthropic partnerships,” says Marcus Schabacker, MD, PhD, president and CEO of ECRI Institute.

In her new role, Gollapalli will engage individuals, foundations, and corporations in support of ECRI Institute’s mission and vision by working to improve the delivery of safe patient care for all.

Prior to joining ECRI Institute, Gollapalli led the establishment of a comprehensive fundraising structure, including a transformational capital campaign, at Jefferson Health Foundation in New Jersey. Other experience includes senior-level development positions at Bancroft in Cherry Hill, NJ, and the Alzheimer’s Association.

Gollapalli has been recognized with numerous awards throughout her career, including the South Jersey Biz Magazine Health Care Hero award (2019), the Boy Scouts of America Women of Achievement award (2015), and Philadelphia Business Journal 40 Under 40 award (2011). She also received an Excellence in Diversity award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) International.