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Michelle French

Principal, Sunday Sol Events

In 2009, Michelle French founded Sunday Sol Events, an event production firm focusing on nonprofit fund-raising events. Noteworthy clients include the Orangewood Children's Foundation, the St. Joseph Hospital Foundation, and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for which Sunday Sol Events produces the Light the Night Walk at Angel Stadium, netting more than $1 million each year. At Sunday Sol Events, French applies the principle that her work isn't complete with just one event, but must fit into a client's long-range plans. She examines goals and helps identify the type of attendee the client hopes to attract. French is an instructor with the Event Leadership Institute as well as a board member for the Association of Fundraising Professionals.