MARISA MARINELLI

Senior Development Officer for Major Gifts and Events

As Senior Development Office for Major Gifts and Events, Marisa works with individuals, businesses, and partners to raise funds to help preserve and protect Acadia National Park and plans and executes the Friends of Acadia’s Annual Benefit. Marisa has been a nonprofit fundraiser and event planner for 15 years, working with esteemed organizations such as American Repertory Ballet, Paul Taylor Dance Company, and the New York City Ballet.

Most recently, Marisa was Associate Director of Special Events at The Jackson Laboratory, and prior to that served as Advancement Officer at Mount Desert Island (MDI) Hospital. Her passion for working with nonprofits was inspired by her love of the arts, particularly dance and theater. You may have caught her performing locally with the New Surry Theatre, the Barn Arts Collective, or the Robinson Ballet. She is also involved in holistic wellness and macrobiotic cooking, and worked as Director of Events and Marketing for the Kushi Institute in Becket, MA, before discovering MDI in 2015.

Contact: marisa@friendsofacadia.org