Nelson’s involvement with W.A.G.S. 4 Kids began in 2004 when she served as a founding trustee and board member for the organization. In 2012, she left the corporate world to devote a full-time effort to her niche in the non-profit sector. Nelson’s success in building relationships, as well as creating awareness and support as Director of Development, has statistically doubled W.A.G.S. 4 Kids’ paw print on the community and in the organization’s financial stability. In 2013, she created the W.A.G.S. 4 Kids Youth Empowerment Program, “Kids Who Can!” Through that program, relationships were built through 4-H clubs, The Boy Scouts of America, high school and middle school groups, and the nationally recognized “Magnified Giving” organization. All this teaches today’s youth the true lessons of philanthropy, creating opportunities to participate and do the things they love in a way that will lead to the betterment of another child who needs their help.