Mary K. Carrasco

Senior Vice President

“Hope is not a plan.”


Mary K. Carrasco, Senior Vice President, brings more than four decades of experience to GG+A and is a key member of the firm’s Independent Schools Practice Area. A respected leader in the independent school advancement community, Mary co-founded the CASE Independent School Leadership Group and chaired the 2012 CASE-NAIS Conference as well as the 2016-2020 CASE Independent School Fundraising Awards Committees.

Mary is a former trustee of her alma mater, Ursuline Academy in Wilmington, DE, and has served on several other boards, including the Maret School and CASE. In 2019, CASE recognized Mary with the Robert Bell Crow Memorial Award, which honors an independent school professional for his or her dedication to an institution, the advancement profession, and CASE.

Before joining GG+A, Mary served Sidwell Friends School for nine years as the Assistant Head of School for Advancement. In this role, she led the school through the early phases of its groundbreaking nine-figure comprehensive campaign.

In her 13 years at Mercersburg Academy, Mary led the institution’s fundraising program and guided the school through its $142 million Mightily Onward campaign.

Mary holds a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech.

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