Melissa Chang

Senior Associate Director

About Melissa

Melissa partners with clients on development strategy, campaign management, principal gifts, grant-writing and institutional partnerships, and event fundraising, with an emphasis on cultivating diverse donor communities and transformative volunteer engagements.

Most recently, Melissa served as the Corporate & Foundation Partnerships Manager at AFS Intercultural Programs, supporting the launch of programs in Greece with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and the expansion of the STEM Summer Academies in Brazil, Egypt, India, and the United States with partner BP.

Before that, she served as Individual Giving Manager at City Year in New York, supporting year-round fundraising and volunteer events with multiple boards, including MLK Day of Service and an annual silent auction at the studios of Saturday Night Live! She also helped establish the organization’s inaugural team in the TCS New York City Marathon. She began her career supporting social justice advocate and best-selling author Wes Moore throughout his book tour of The Other Wes Moore.

Selected Recent Partners:
  • Echoing Green
  • Obama Foundation
  • National Fair Housing Alliance
  • School in the Square
  • World Resources Institute
What makes me happy...

My weekly visit to the farmers market and a good boxing class.

Favorite Book Genre

Literary Fiction

Recent Publications