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 $73 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 the Executive Team
Chief Operating Officer Director of Charity Partnerships
KRISTEN LINDSEY CHRISTINA
JENA KANDISS BONNIE