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Melodie DeMulling

Melodie DeMulling
Vice President, Development & Membership
(202) 939-3808

Melodie has been working in the fundraising and event management field for more than 15 years. She has served eight years with ELI's Development Department, the last three years serving as the Director of Development. In June 2019 she was promoted to her current role as Vice President for Development & Membership.

After graduating from Iowa State University with a B.S. in Journalism and Mass Communications, Melodie began her career fundraising for various campaigns from the state level all the way up to Finance Director on a successful U.S. Senate campaign where she was responsible for raising almost $1 million through individual donors, Labor PACs, and events. In 2007 she moved to Washington, D.C. and started her career in non-profit fundraising, working for 4 years at an organization with a $4 million budget. Since joining ELI in 2011, she has built integral relationships throughout ELI’s leadership and membership communities and has for years been the driving force behind what is generally regarded as the premier awards program in our field.  Additionally, she has been an organizing and catalyzing presence in relation to such important initiatives as ELI WELL (Women in Environmental Law and Leadership) and our new future leaders program.