Melanie Korman is the MCCAP Program Assistant at the Akron Urban League. Prior to her current role, Melanie was an event planner for over 20 years in non-profit, for profit, and collegiate sectors. Her diverse experience encompassed fundraisers, as well as corporate and social events for audiences ranging in sizes of 10 – 20,000 attendees in cities across the US, including: Akron, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Las Vegas, Miami, Orlando, Sacramento, San Antonio, and Washington, D.C.
A local native, Melanie graduated from The University of Akron with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Media Communications. She has always had a deep passion for supporting her community and helping others. Two years ago, Melanie created and began distributing Basics Bags to the homeless. These bags, full of more than 25 basic necessities, are funded through an annual GoFundMe campaign and given to those in need throughout the Akron area. So far, Melanie has raised more than $2,000 and has given over 130 bags.