Monica Lee Copeland, MFA, CFRE is a proactive fundraising and marketing senior executive with 25+ years of team-centered business management, tech savvy marketing, and donor-focused development experience. During her career, she has secured over $250 million in philanthropic fundraising and billions for private equity endeavors. She is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) building relationships to champion good causes, innovate solutions that improve the human condition, and mentor young professionals committed to leadership and change. Before joining Children's Bureau as Chief Development Officer (CDO), Copeland served as the CDO for Planned Parenthood Pasadena – San Gabriel Valley and the Cerritos College Foundation, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Stone Ally, and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MLC & Company where she led fundraising initiatives for KidSave International, the Pasadena Pops Orchestra, and Agape International, among others. In her early career, she had leadership roles at Transamerica, Dare America, and Harris Trust & Savings Bank. Copeland has a long history of philanthropy and volunteerism and is active on several boards, including the Foothills of Los Angeles Alumni Association of Kappa Kappa Gamma. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Association of Writers and Writers Programs (AWP), the CMO Club, and serves as General Counsel at Netzel Grisby and Associates. Copeland holds a Master of Fine Arts from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a bachelor's degree from the College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University.