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:

- The Matthew Silverman Memorial Foundation, 2013-2015
- 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

                                                     Candace Yoder                                                                                              Melaina Bondy
                                                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.



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