Melanie Audette has more than 20 years’ experience in philanthropy, from grantmaking to impact investing. As Senior Vice President at Mission Investors Exchange, a national network of foundations, she plays a strategic leadership role, helping to set organizational direction. She works with members to identify and drive additional resources toward innovative impact investing opportunities, facilitates partnerships across the sector, and represents the network in an increasingly expanding field.
Melanie began her career as a member of the U.S. Foreign Service and subsequently managed family offices and a private foundation. She has deep experience in the nonprofit sector, having been in leadership roles in four membership associations and nine nonprofit organizations. She is a founding member of the Impact Investing Committee for the Council of Michigan Foundations and is a co-founder of Invest for Better, a campaign to encourage and support women in becoming impact investors.