Duke Leadership Academy Scholars Profile
Title: Senior Regional Director
Senior Management Area: University Development
Class Year: 2018
Melany Bray joined Duke University Development in 2007 and covers the New York City and Long Island region for development. During her time at Duke she has covered Washington DC, Philadelphia and Boston. She also helps with the management of the Advancement Team. She is a graduate of the Duke Citizen Police Academy; class of 2013. She has 25 years of development experience in higher education, healthcare and social service philanthropy. Her development career has included grant writing, annual fund, major gifts, corporate marketing, direct marketing, special events, communications and management. Prior to starting her career in development she was a limited partner of two weekly newspapers.
Melany grew up in Wyoming and graduated from Brigham Young University with a major in graphic design and minor in public relations. She lives in Mebane, has two adult sons, one grandson and is an avid golfer and photographer.