“What I love most about philanthropy is helping others to achieve goals beyond their individual capacity. It is a privilege to serve the community and world through this work.”
Melissa’s career bridges the nonprofit and corporate communities ranging from household names like AT&T, United Way and the San Francisco Opera, to small nonprofit start-ups like We Teach Science and SPAAT. She has served in both staff and board roles. This gives her particular insight into corporate partnerships, volunteer engagement, and board leadership.
In addition to fundraising experience with annual fund, major gifts, and foundation and corporate grants, Melissa has particular expertise in complex corporate partnerships and management of the development office team. Throughout her career she has woven together volunteerism and philanthropy to create meaningful experiences for fellow employees, board members and funding partners.
Melissa graduated from The University of Texas with a BBA in Marketing.