Michelle Hardesty is the Executive Director and a Board Member for The Hardesty Family Foundation, Inc. She is also an Officer of United States Aviation, a family owned business. Michelle’s parents, F. Roger and Donna Hardesty, established the Hardesty Family Foundation in 2005. The Foundation has a broad-based focus on research, education, and social services in the Tulsa area. As the Executive Director, Michelle is responsible for providing the vision, organization and leadership for their charitable giving.
As an active member of the business and philanthropic community in Oklahoma, she has held numerous leadership positions ranging from the Mental Health Association Oklahoma Advisory Council for Vulnerable Populations and Emerging Programs, The Sobering Center, Tulsa Fire Department CARES, the Community Response Team (CRT) and for many other charitable causes. In 2021 Michelle will serve as the Tulsa Community College 50th Anniversary Vision Dinner and Gala Chair with her longtime partner Dave Wadley. As a Leadership Oklahoma Class of XXVIII graduate, Michelle currently serves on the board of Because We Care and the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.