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Melanie Alexander, Head of Philanthropy – Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK

Head of philanthropy

Melanie Alexander, Head of Philanthropy – Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK

Head of philanthropy

Biography

Melanie has more than ten years experience of delivering significant income through major donors, trusts, corporates, volunteer boards and event committees across small and large charities in both the UK and Hong Kong. Now as Head of Philanthropy at CRUK, she is responsible for overseeing the delivery of gifts of more than £100k. Prior to this Melanie led the international fundraising for the charity’s £100m Create the Change campaign to build the Francis Crick Institute, working with a campaign board and senior volunteers to deliver transformational gifts from overseas.

Melanie is a passionate believer in the power of philanthropy to bring about change for the
good of society.