Michelle DiFebo Freeman

Michelle DiFebo Freeman is the owner and an active board member of the Carl M. Freeman Companies, with offices in Olney, Md., and Fenwick Island, Del. The Freeman Companies has more than 60 years in a variety of real estate ventures, currently with special expertise in land acquisition, land planning, development and redevelopment for award-winning, amenity-rich residential communities and neighborhood shopping centers. Notable real estate developments and redevelopments by the Freeman Companies include Sea Colony, the Village at Bear Trap, Bayside (including a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course) at the Delmarva Shore, The Tidewater Inn in Easton, Md., and Olney Village Center and Cabin John Center and Mall in Montgomery County, Md.

Ms. Freeman is also the founding president and chairman of the board of the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation. The Joshua M. Freeman Foundation was created in 2007 to conceptualize, construct and operate sustainable facilities that support the arts, the environment and athletic achievement. Ms. Freeman has also served as the president and chairman of the board of The Carl M. Freeman Foundation since 2007. Since 1960 The Carl M. Freeman Foundation has been proudly giving grants and guidance to hundreds of nonprofit organizations in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Delaware and West Virginia. Ms. Freeman is a founding member of Venture Philanthropy Partners and is currently serving on the boards of The Washington National Opera, Charity Works and YouthAIDS.