Melissa Pelland


Melissa Pelland
“I love the people and I love the numbers!”

As controller, Melissa supervises the accounting and grants administration staff. Her team develops budgets and forecasts for the organization, and oversees external audits and annual tax preparation.

Melissa joined Minnesota Philanthropy Partners in 2010. She has more than 10 years experience in accounting and auditing for the nonprofit sector. Melissa also serves as treasurer on the board of directors for Saint Paul Conservatory of Music. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in accounting.

When she is not crunching numbers, Melissa is often found scouring cookbooks for exciting new recipes.

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