Melanie joined the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta family in August 2017. In her current role as a Development Officer for the Major and Legacy Giving team, she works with donors who are interested in making meaningful gifts during their lifetimes, as well as through their estate plans. She is passionate about building strong relationships with individuals and family foundations and helping them realize their philanthropic goals as they relate to Children's.
She also serves as the Foundation liaison for the Center for Cleft and Craniofacial Disorders, Solid Organ Transplant, and Diabetes Programs.
Prior to joining Children's, Melanie served as the Director of Alumni Relations at Isidore Newman School and as the Assistant Director of Development at the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans.
Melanie is originally from Norfolk, Virginia and holds a B.A. in Political Science from Tulane University. She enjoys traveling, playing tennis, and being a "pet parent" to her cat Felix and dog Tripp.
Administrative Assistant — Legacy Giving
An experienced and active community volunteer with such not-for-profit organizations as Hands on Atlanta, Susan G. Komen and Dress for Success, Raquel first joined the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta team in 2012 as a volunteer at Egleston hospital. Shortly after, Raquel was recommended as a strong candidate for the position of Family Experience Concierge at Scottish Rite hospital — a role that she accepted and fulfilled for nearly two years before joining the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation's Major and Legacy Giving team in mid-2014. Prior to joining Children's, Raquel spent 14 years at Cox Enterprises, Inc. serving in a number of high level capacities including Senior Travel Consultant for Cox Senior Leadership, Facilities & Office Manager for Cox Automotive Division, and Executive Assistant to both the VP of Marketing & Strategic Planning and the VP of Finance for US Operations. Currently, as Administrative Assistant with Legacy Giving, Raquel brings a wealth of positive and professional administrative experience to the team. Raquel is a native New Yorker and attended Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island where she focused on Business Administration. Raquel is the proud mother of a son who has followed in his grandfather's footsteps as a Veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.