Founder and CEO

Brian Grasso

Brian Grasso is the husband of Savanna, dad of August and CEO of Simple Charity. He was a Praxis 2019-20 Emerging Founder. After raising sixty thousand dollars for the global poor with a group of friends his senior year of high school, Brian went to Duke to learn more about how to translate passion for a cause into effective action. He graduated magna cum laude with degrees in Economics and Global Health in 3 1/2 years.

During his college career, Brian co-founded Duke Crux, a new journal of Christian thought within the Augustine Collective network. He also interned with the nonprofit Just One Africa in Kenya for four months, studied abroad in China and oversaw Simple Charity as it grew to five college chapters throughout the southeast. He is now building Simple Charity full-time in the upstairs apartment of Duke’s Center for Christianity and Scholarship in Durham, NC.