January 18, 2022

Children’s Bureau Welcomes New
Chief Development Officer, Monica Lee Copeland

Monica Lee CopelandLos Angeles, CA – Children’s Bureau is pleased to announce the appointment of Monica Lee Copeland as its new Chief Development Officer (CDO). Copeland will serve as the leader of the organization’s resource and relationship development strategy. 

A nonprofit leader in how to prevent child abuse and reduce its devastating impact, Children’s Bureau serves 39,400 children and their parents each year in Southern California through prevention programs; foster care, adoption and related services; mental health services to children and families; and state-wide training to family-serving organizations. The agency’s advocacy efforts and broader community impact initiatives inspire movement in the child well-being arena on local, state and national levels.  

Copeland brings over 25 years of experience in business management, marketing, and fund development, securing over $250 million in philanthropic revenue and billions of dollars for private equity endeavors. Before joining Children's Bureau, Copeland served as the CDO for Planned Parenthood Pasadena and 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. 

“As the proud mother of two adopted children, I’m especially delighted to embrace working with one of the oldest and most reputable nonprofit providers of adoption, foster care, and child well-being services in California. I look forward to building relationships with individuals who want to invest their time, talent, and treasure in Children’s Bureau and the children and families we serve,” said Copeland.  

The appointment of Copeland follows a thorough recruitment process overseen by Children’s Bureau in partnership with Envision Consulting—a nonprofit consulting firm with offices in New York and Los Angeles, specializing in executive search, organizational strategy, merger exploration and executive leadership transitions.


Envision Consulting specializes in executive search, organizational strategy, merger exploration and executive leadership transitions. With offices in New York and Los Angeles, its partners and consultants are former nonprofit executive leaders who now use their collective experience and inspiration to uplift nonprofits and the communities they serve. Envision’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is integrated into its practices, including inclusive surveys and stakeholder interviews, focus groups, structured hiring processes, a focus on anti-biased decision making and much more. In 2021, Envision Consulting was named by the Women of Color in Fundraising and Philanthropy as a Top 10 Search Firm that Works for Women of Color.

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