Michael Wainwright
Montana State University, Development Director, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks

Michael Wainwright was born in Irvine, CA, and currently resides in Bozeman, MT, where he has lived since 2007. Michael serves as Development Director for Montana State University’s Montana Shakespeare in the Parks program, which provides free performances of Shakespeare and other classics to rural communities throughout Montana and surrounding states. In this role, he oversees all aspects of philanthropy and fundraising, including corporate partnerships, individual giving, grants and estate gifts.

Prior to joining Montana Shakespeare in the Parks’ staff, Michael served as Annual Giving and Foundations Manager at American Prairie Reserve, a Bozeman-based conservation nonprofit creating the largest wildlife reserve in the lower 48 states. Michael is active in several civic organizations, and served two terms on Intermountain Opera’s Board of Directors before transitioning to the Opera’s Advisory Board after “terming out” in 2018. Michael’s passions include the performing arts, conservation, writing, and photography.