Melanie Korman is a Business Counselor for the Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC) at the Akron Urban League. She was previously the program assistant for the Minority Contractor Capital Access Program (MCCAP). Prior to joining the Akron Urban League, Melanie was a professional 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.
A local native, Melanie graduated from The University of Akron with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Media Communications. She’s always had a deep passion for supporting her community and helping others. She currently sits on the Victim Assistance Program’s Annual Mardi Gras Gala Planning Committee and The Hudson Players Play Selection Committee. Three years ago, Melanie created and began distributing Basics Bags for the homeless in Akron. These bags, full of more than 25 basic necessities, are given to those in need throughout the Akron area. So far, Melanie has given over 160 bags to local organizations that distribute supplies and meals to our homeless population.