Melissa Kelley, CFRE
Director of Community Engagement

Leader Profile

Melissa joined Stanford Sierra Youth & Families in 2018. Melissa has excelled in development, public relations, and leadership positions in the nonprofit sector for more than 13 years. Melissa’s passion for the nonprofit sector stems from her deep roots as a fundraiser and relationship-builder. She believes in the power of connecting supporters to causes they care about to change people’s lives.

Melissa is Immediate Past President of the Association of Fundraising Professionals California Capital chapter (AFPCCC). She has served on the AFPCCC board for five years – two years as President and three years as Treasurer. Melissa holds a B.S. from the University of Maryland University College in Business Administration. Melissa earned her Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) in November, 2018.