David Melendez, National Vice President of Development & Communications

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David is an accomplished fundraising leader who has held senior fundraising positions at universities, foundations, and community-based organizations. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Development & Marketing for the Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles, the nation’s largest private mission serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness. 

David's prior experience includes senior fundraising roles at University of California, Los Angeles, Pepperdine University, the California State system, and the National Public Broadcasting Service.  

 David is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University and the Executive Education Program at the Center for Social Innovation at Stanford University.