Ellen Michelson

Official photo of Ellen Michelson, founder of Aroha Philanthropies. Ellen is wearing a crisp white shirt and a grey sweater. She has blonde hair and is wearing glasses and necklace.


Ellen’s philanthropic work has been a part of her life since 1994. During 20-plus years of directed foundation grants, she has supported non-profit work related to children’s literacy, college access, K-12 arts education, residential mental health, the professionalization of teaching artists, and 55+ artful aging.

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