Melissa Auchard Scholz

Owner, Scholz Nonprofit Law

Legacy Mentor, Melissa Auchard Scholz is the principal attorney for Scholz Nonprofit Law, a Madison-based firm focused on serving the tax and corporate legal needs of nonprofits and social entrepreneurs. http://scholznonprofitlaw.com/snpl/ Melissa formed her firm in 2007 after twelve years working in the corporate and tax practice of a large law firm and wanting to create a more accessible way to work with community based organizations. Prior to going to law school, Melissa helped form a nonprofit focused on youth service, worked as a professional fundraiser, and served on the Dane County Board of Supervisors. Melissa remains active as a community volunteer, including these current Board roles: Building Brave, Play Fair Wisconsin (fair political maps), Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools, UW-Madison’s Morgridge Center for Public Service and March for Our Lives Action Fund (youth-led gun violence prevention based in Parkland, FL).