About the Angels

Our mission is to enhance the money raised for charities and non-profits through our Fundraising and Live Auction strategies. We provide passionate cause ambassadors to promote awareness and increase donations for our charity partners.

Mellisa Nielsen, Founder & President

Mellisa Nielsen is a well-known creative and charismatic force in the philanthropy and fundraising world.  She founded The Charity Angels in 2003 to enhance money and awareness for non-profits across the nation.

Now with 40 Angels, The Charity Angels has cumulatively raised more than $73 million dollars for charities such as St. Judes, The Heart Foundation, FIDF and Cystic Fibrosis, Partnership for LA Schools amongst many others. 

The firm's effective and energetic business model has captured national and international media attention, including Bloomberg Television, Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, and many others. 

A California native, Mellisa grew up in Malibu and was educated at UCLA.  Most recently Ms.                                       Nielsen furthered her fundraising expertise by graduating from The Missouri Auction School,  "The Harvard of Live Auctioneering" according to Newsweek Magazine. 

Mellisa and The Charity Angels have cumulatively raised $80 million for our charity partners as of January 2015.

Ms. Nielsen is an active Board Member for the following organizations:

- The Matthew Silverman Memorial Foundation, 2013-2015
- Healgrief, 2014-2015
- Scott Medlock & Robby Krieger Invitational to benefit St Judes, 2008-2015 Advisory Committee
- Healthy Tots Foundation, 2015 Advisory Committee

                                                                                   Meet our Executive Team

                                             CANDACE                                              MANDY                                                   MELAINA
                                 CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER                PROJECT MANAGER               DIRECTOR OF CHARITY PARTNERSHIPS 



                                                                                       Meet our Regional Managers

                                                                                   KRISTEN                                    LINDSEY                                   CHRISTINA

                                                                                JENA                                            KANDISS                                             BONNIE





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