Marisa Brasor

Director of Development, Carnegie Council


Marisa Brasor is director of development at Carnegie Council.

She is a creative and pragmatic strategist, who specializes in securing funding and strengthening programs that drive positive outcomes for society. Brasor brings over two decades of professional experience working with a diverse group of funders on complex philanthropic partnerships that include funding strategic planning, policy, advocacy, implementation work, technical assistance, education, research, data, and outreach efforts for multinational organizations in the international affairs, environment, and health sectors. A seasoned fundraiser, Brasor loves leveraging her leadership experience to accelerate impact and capital for worthwhile causes.

Before joining Carnegie Council, Brasor led development programs at Health Care Without Harm, The Nature Conservancy, The Pew Charitable Trusts, The World Resources Institute, and The Johns Hopkins Children's Center among others. She has a Masters degree in international public policy from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Affairs (SAIS) with a focus on energy, resources, and environment; and an undergraduate background in pre-medicine from the University of Florida (magna cum laude). Early in Brasor's career, she served as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer for Florida International University's At Risk Community Youth Program, supporting the program by teaching after school classes to at-risk fifth and six graders in the Miami Haitian community; and as a volunteer in an overseas community health and leadership program in the Middle East called the Otzmah Fellowship.

Brasor has deep community volunteer experience and has served on numerous boards, most recently for the New York Sunworks and the Cheetah Conservation Fund UK. She hails from Miami and has lived, worked, and travelled extensively across the world and the U.S., settling down in the Lower Hudson Valley (near Palisades, NY) with her husband Charlie, and daughter Adelia. Brasor is an avid lover of all things travel, culture, food, nature, laughter, and people.