Director of Annual Giving and Stewardship
Melanie spent 14 years as Director of Annual Funds at Missouri State University, where she played a key role in maintaining alumni participations rates above the national average for similar universities and helped MSU achieve the highest number of alumni donors in its history. Melanie helped lead successful crowdfunding efforts that opened up new sources of revenue, as well as more traditional fundraising campaigns. Her strategic planning for annual fund campaigns contributed to the success of two major capital campaigns at Missouri State.
Melanie has been invited to speak at national conferences for digital and social fundraising platforms, and regionally for the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). At Drury, she leads fundraising and engagement efforts in support of the Annual Drury Experience Fund, as well as supporting all fundraising efforts at the university.
A 1999 Drury graduate, Melanie earned a B.A. in Public Relations. She met her husband, Dale Replogle, while at Drury on a study abroad trip to Costa Rica. The two were married in Stone Chapel and have four children.