Visionary and Founder of Philanthropy Expert, Melanie views philanthropy as a true vocation. Her many years of professional experience include philanthropic development, political fundraising, donor advising and nonprofit management. Throughout her career she has raised tens of millions of dollars, resulting in a significant impact for a broad range of organizations and has advised donors to distribute over $20 million in philanthropic donations. She has been featured on the Today Show, the Associated Press, the Denver Post, the Wall Street Journal, Martha Stewart, and dozens of other national and international news outlets. Melanie received her Bachelor of Art in international political economy from Colorado College. She has received generous recognition for her work and volunteerism including Philanthropic Leader of the Year by the Denver Foundation, and Colorado’s 25 Most Powerful Women by the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce.