Vice President of Advancement
As Vice President of Advancement, Melissa Conner is responsible for leading the Foundation’s Advancement team, overseeing the organization’s resource development, grant writing, marketing and communications, and external relations efforts, as well the Foundation’s fiscally sponsored programs.
Conner has over 12 years of experience and proven results in guiding communications and advancement for public, private, and non-profit entities.
Conner joined the Foundation in 2006 to oversee the organization’s marketing and communications strategies and initiatives. Under Conner’s direction, the marketing and communications team has been recognized with over 40 awards at the state, regional, and national level for excellence in marketing, communications, and design.
Prior to her work with the Foundation, Conner was the Director of Admissions for the Los Angeles Film School, and also taught English at the high school and university level for over six years. Conner holds a master’s degree in English from the University of California, Davis and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia.