Lisa Merritt

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Lisa Merritt

Executive Director, Major Gifts Advancement
Cell Phone: (305) 984-0404 Work Phone: (305) 284-1563


Lisa Merritt has more than 10 years of experience in strategizing organizational business development growth. She has been with UM’s School of Architecture for more than a year, where she developed strategic fundraising plans for chair and scholarship endowments, as well capital renovations. Before joining UM, Merritt was the director of development at Florida International University’s College of Communications, Architecture + The Arts. Previously, she also worked at the Pérez Art Museum Miami as the director of corporate and foundation relations, the director of major gifts and grants at the Florida Grand Opera, and founder and president of Pegasus Consulting Group – a Florida-based corporation assisting with writing, marketing, fundraising, strategic planning and board development.

Prior to her fundraising career, Merritt was owner of Merritt Engineers and Associates working as a professional electrical engineering. She also has worked as a senior engineer with Florida Power & Light. Merritt holds a master of science in engineering management from Florida International University and a bachelor of electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

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