On Thursday, the 47-year-old was named to the board of directors of God’s Love We Deliver, a nonprofit Joan had supported for more than 25 years. Joan was on the board of the organization, which provides meals to people living with severe illnesses, from 1994 until her death in September at the age of 81.
Melissa has been involved with the organization for more than two decades. Melissa, Joan and Melissa’s teenage son, Cooper, delivered meals together on Thanksgiving for several years.
“I’m honored to join the board of this organization my mother so deeply loved, and that is loved by so many, and continue to be a proud member of the God’s Love community,” Melissa said in a statement Thursday.
In 2009, Joan won more than $500,000 for the charity on NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice.”
Melissa also continues to executive produce Joan’s E! series, “Fashion Police,” which has faced turmoil following Joan’s death, most recently last month after co-hostGiuliana Rancic’s controversial remarks about actress Zendaya’s Oscar-night dreadlocks.
Since the Zendaya drama, co-hosts Kathy Griffin, who replaced Joan, and Kelly Osbourne have quit. The show’s on hiatus until September, with Melissa, Rancic and co-host Brad Goreski scheduled to return.