W&L’s Melvin Takes on Mentorship Role Kenny Melvin has been accepted as an Inclusive Fundraising Fellowship mentor.
Kenny Melvin, senior director of development at Washington and Lee University, has been accepted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals as an Inclusive Fundraising Fellowship (IFF) mentor in its mentorship program.
As an IFF mentor, Melvin will participate in a one-on-one mentorship for Central Virginia-based mid-level and emerging nonprofit professionals from a vast array of backgrounds. Melvin will also engage in a nine-month program to learn more about inclusion-oriented training, education and networking activities.
The mentorship program aims to build a network of fundraising leaders that reflect diversity in the fundraising field and develop relationships that help foster a more just, equitable and holistic fundraising community. Melvin will be matched with a mentee based upon skills, expertise and desired interest. He will support the mentee as they build insight, experience, talents, networks, strategies and action plans that support their career and organizational goals.
A native of Hampton, Virginia, Melvin joined the development staff at W&L in 2018 after working for nearly 15 years on the Medical College of Virginia campus of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), most recently as a senior development officer for VCU’s School of Medicine.