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Meet our CEO

Michael Marsicano

Michael Marsicano, Ph.D. has been the the Foundation’s President and CEO since 1999. During his tenure, FFTC’s assets have grown from $245 million to more than $3 billion, and the organization has led a variety of civic initiatives in areas such as affordable housing, economic opportunity, public school reform, the arts and the environment.

He has been active in many national and local organizations. He currently serves on the Governing Board of Charlotte Center City Partners and as the Strategy Advisor to the Charlotte Executive Leadership Council. He recently retired from the boards of Duke University, Duke University Health System and Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. He is immediate past chair of the Queens University of Charlotte Board of Trustees. Dr. Marsicano previously chaired the boards of the National Assembly of Local Arts Agencies and the UNC School of the Arts, and has served on the boards of Americans for the Arts, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Discovery Place, Nasher Museum of Art, the UNC Charlotte Foundation, Winthrop University Foundation, the Vann Center for Ethics at Davidson College and the board of Community Foundations of America.

To learn more about his vision and motivations, read this in-depth profile by Charlotte Magazine, which was written when they named him the Most Powerful Person in Charlotte.

Timothy Hager is Vice President, Communications, at Foundation For The Carolinas.