Commitment To The Community

In addition to our commitment to you, we are committed to giving back to our community.  Michelle serves in the following organizations . . .


  • Director of Stockton University Foundation Board; serves on the Executive, Investment, Finance, Strategic Planning, Principal Gifts and Planned Giving Adhoc Committees; former Treasurer of the Board and Chair of the Finance and Investment Committee; Chair and Co-Creator of the First Annual Scholarship Gala, and Founding President of “The Friends” of the Performing Arts Center; Member of the Stockton University Society; Established the H. Paxson and Michelle L. Keates Annual Scholarship


  • Member of  the Development Council and Co-Chair of the Center for the Performing Arts Sub-Committee - St. Augustine’s Preparatory School, Richland, NJ


  •  Member of the Shore Medical Center Planned Giving & Development Committee - Somers Point, NJ
  • Vice Chancelier-Argentier/Treasurer of the Atlantic City, NJ Chapter ~ Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, the world’s oldest International Gastronomic Society founded in Paris in 1950 to revive the traditions of the Royal Guild of Goose Roasters chartered in 1248.

Michelle also served as a past board member of

  • The Miss America Pageant
  • United Way
  • Charity League of Atlantic County
  • The Child Federation of Atlantic City, Inc.