Vice President, Donor Services and Engagement
Marisa joined the staff of the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga in 2017. With over 15 years of nonprofit experience, Marisa has worked for several nonprofits in a variety of roles including Fundraising Consultant, Director of Development, Director of Marketing and Communications and Executive Director. A graduate of the University of Georgia, Marisa has a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education, a Master’s in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management, and is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE).
Marisa is passionate about the importance of education and enjoys sharing her belief in the power of generosity and how it can make a difference in the community. She sits on the Board of Northside Learning Center, the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Co-Chairs the Board of Advisors for the Dana G. Smith Cancer Assistance Fund. Marisa enjoys sharing her knowledge with others by serving as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. When not working to help those looking to make a difference in their community, Marisa enjoys reading and spending time with her husband, son and two dogs.