Cofounder and Executive Director

Brian Grasso

Brian Grasso started as the first full-time executive director of Simple Charity in July 2019. 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 Bachelors’ degrees in Economics and Global Health in 3 ½ 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 with his newlywed wife Savanna in the upstairs apartment of Duke’s Christian study center in Durham, NC.