Marisa N. Benson, Grants Manager

Phone: 973-695-1187

Marisa manages Dodge's grantmaking systems and works to ensure systems meet the needs of grantees, applicants, and staff. 

She began her career in grantmaking as a cultural program specialist for the U.S. Department of State. Prior to Dodge, she developed systems to enhance program operations for the International Internship Program at Princeton University. 

She has a master's degree in arts administration from Drexel University and a bachelor's in diplomacy and international relations from Seton Hall University.

In her free time, Marisa produces festivals and creative placemaking projects in New Jersey communities and performs rap and spoken word.