Melanie Ranen

Executive Director, Development

Melanie Ranen
About Melanie Ranen

Melanie joins PCF as the Executive Director of Development after serving as the Senior Director of Development at the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In this role, she partnered with physician scientists and university leadership to advance philanthropic support for cancer research, training, clinical care, and capital projects.

Prior to UCSF, Melanie held leadership roles in development at New York University and University of the Pacific where she focused on fundraising for undergraduate education, faculty research, and campus expansion.

Melanie brings with her over 15 years of experience in principal and major gifts, strategic planning, management, volunteer engagement, and donor relations.

Melanie is a native of New Jersey though currently based in San Francisco. She received her Master’s in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her BA from Northwestern University.

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Executive Director, Development