Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, Major League Baseball
As the vice president of social responsibility for Major League Baseball, Melanie LeGrande develops and enhances the initiatives that support the league’s position in the community, collaborates with internal departments and key external stakeholders to integrate social considerations into core decision and planning, and provides oversight for MLB’s community investments, nonprofit/NGO partnerships, large-scale disaster relief and employee volunteer engagement. Prior to joining MLB, Melanie was the senior director of corporate responsibility at Silicon Valley Community Foundation, the largest in the country with more than $13 billion in assets under management. In that role, she was responsible for managing strategic community grantmaking, social responsibility programs and employee engagement for a portfolio of corporate partners, in addition to serving as project lead on events on corporate citizenship for clients and other stakeholders. She previously directed the community relations department and charitable foundation of the Baltimore Ravens (National Football League) as well. Melanie earned her B.S. in marketing from Morgan State University and M.S. in Sports Administration from Georgia State University. She is an avid sports fan, enjoys the outdoors, volunteer service and traveling.