Melissa Paone serves as the Manager of Marketing for the Hope Center. Melissa previously served as the Executive Director, Marketing and Communications for the Philadelphia Foundation, the region’s oldest and largest community foundation. Having dedicated more than a decade of her career to nonprofit communications, Melissa previously served as the Director of Communications for HumanGood PA (formerly Presby’s Inspired Life). Prior to that, she spent seven years with Catholic Leadership Institute. Melissa’s early career began in television news as an assignment editor for NBC10 in Philadelphia.
In addition to her role at the Hope Center, Melissa enjoys teaching as an adjunct professor at Temple University sharing her love of nonprofit communications. Melissa also serves on the Board of the Philadelphia Public Relations Association (PPRA) and Villanova Communications Affinity Network (VCAN). She is a 2004 graduate of Villanova University and in 2020, received her Master’s in Strategic Public Relations from George Washington University.
Melissa’s hope: That the work of the Hope Center opens wide the dream of pursuing and earning a college degree for every student in America.