Stacie Freasier is a social sector enthusiast who had developed a deep understanding of all facets of philanthropic practice and nonprofit management over fourteen years of professional and volunteer experience. She has advanced a kaleidoscope of missions in a variety of functions at Planned Parenthood, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Foundation, the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation, San Diego State University Research Foundation, and the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study at the University of California, San Diego. Stacie currently serves as the Council on Foundation’s Director of Knowledge Services. She also is founder and CEO of c3 Catalyst Consulting, which advises donors and nonprofits on maximizing impact through effective philanthropy and organizational practice.

In addition to her involvement as a member of The Recording Academy and Americans for the Arts, she brings to the table an MA in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the University of San Diego and a BA in Sociology (minor in Music) from the University of Texas at Austin.
A fifth generation, rural South Texas native, Stacie hit the road at a young age and has lived and built communities in Austin, San Diego, New York City, and now Washington, D.C.