Carola Carazzone is the Secretary General of Assifero and the current chair of Dafne.
Carola Carazzone is Secretary General of Assifero, the Italian membership association of family, corporate and community grant-making foundations, since 2014. She became a Board Member of Dafne in 2019 and the Chair of Dafne in 2021. She moved to the philanthropy sector after fifteen-year professional experience in 18 countries, working with civil society for the promotion and protection of human rights, at both national and international level. She is an Italian lawyer specialised in human rights at the René Cassin International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg. She serves as Advisory Board Member of Ariadne, the European network of funders for social change and human rights, as Member of the Experts’ Reflection Group of ECFI, European Community Foundations Initiative, as Member of the Alliance Magazine Editorial Board, and of Ashoka Italy’s Advisory Committee. In 2017 she was a Senior Fellow with the Centre on Philanthropy and Civil Society at the City University of New York.