Michelle Dodenhoff

Chief Development Officer, Ochsner Health System

Michelle Dodenhoff

Michelle came to Ochsner from the University of South Carolina where she served most recently as the Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs and was responsible for all programs and activities related to philanthropic support and alumni engagement. To date, she has raised over $700 million dollars toward a goal of $1 billion for the University.

Prior to joining the University of South Carolina, Dodenhoff spent more than a decade with Tulane University Health Sciences Center where she served as the Director of Annual Giving, Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving and Director of Major Gifts.  Among her many accomplishments at Tulane, Dodenhoff organized, oversaw and participated in the leadership and major gifts phase of the Health Sciences portion of the University’s $225 million capital campaign.  

Other notable positions include her role as the Director of Special Gifts at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, New York where she was a part of a $20 million campaign for the Center for Diagnostic Imaging and Breast Cancer.

A New Orleans native, Dodenhoff earned her BA in Economics from Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia.