Mary K. Carrasco is the assistant head of school for advancement at Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C.
She has broad experience in development. She has served in a variety of advancement roles with international responsibilities serving Aiglon College, The British International School of Switzerland; Georgetown University, Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service; and Mercersburg Academy.
Carrasco has more than 30 years of advancement experience, mostly in independent schools. She has led capital campaigns for more than $100 million and has a special interest in principal gift solicitation strategies and solicitation.
A CASE volunteer since 1997, Carrasco has served on the CASE Board of Trustees, as well as the boards of the Maret School and Ursuline Academy, and as president of the Estate Planning Council of South Central Pennsylvania.She currently serves on the CASE Curriculum Task Force and as a member of the CASE Governance Steering Committee.
The Robert Bell Crow award recognizes independent school advancement professionals for their distinguished service to the profession, their school and CASE. It was named in honor of Robert Bell Crow, a former development director at Deerfield Academy.
Nominees are judged on their professional achievements, their length of service and their involvement in CASE national and/or district activities. To be considered, nominees must have volunteered for CASE (on a committee board or as a conference/workshop speaker, etc.).