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.The Charity Angels have cumulatively raised $73 million for our charity partners as of January 2015.
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.
Ms. Nielsen graduated from The Missouri Auction School, "The Harvard of Live Auctioneering" according to Newsweek Magazine.
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 amongst many others.
The firm's effective and energetic business model has captured national and international media attention, including Bloomberg Television, Bloomberg TV, Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, and many others.
A California native, Mellisa grew up in Malibu and was educated at UCLA.
In addition to The Charity Angels Foundation, Ms. Nielsen is an active Board Member for the following organizations:
- Healgrief, 2014
- Scott Medlock & Robby Krieger Invitational to benefit St Judes, 2008-2014 Advisory Committee
- Healthy Tots Foundation, 2014 Advisory Committee
Meet the Executive Team
Chief Operating Officer Director of Charity Partnerships and
Cause - Related Marketing
Meet the Regional Managers
Kristen Brockman Lindsey Palumbo Christina Murphy Jena Sims Bonnie Zavala
The Charity Angels Partners have most recently include Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Habitat for Humanity, St Judes Research Hospital, CCFA, The Los Angeles Mission, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Beit T’Shuvah, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Pencils for Kids Inc., Mending Kids International, Susan G. Komen, Wounded Warrior Project and Cedars-Sinai.