Brooklyn Community Foundation announces the election of Nicole Gueron, co-founder of the law firm Clarick Gueron Reisbaum LLP, to its board of directors, effective September 30, 2016.
Ms. Gueron previously served as the Deputy Chief Trial Counsel to New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, directing some of the office’s largest investigations as a member of the Attorney General’s Executive Staff. She has also served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and was awarded the national Director’s Award for Superior Performance for her work during this time. Ms. Gueron is the past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Brooklyn Heights Montessori School.
“Nicole Gueron’s extensive legal expertise, remarkable public service, and deep commitment to growing philanthropy in Brooklyn will be tremendous assets to our board,” said Brooklyn Community Foundation Chair Alan Fishman. “I’m proud to welcome her as a trustee and look forward to her leadership of our growing institution.”
Early in her career, Ms. Gueron was a litigation associate at Friedman, Kaplan & Seiler LLP, served as a law clerk to the Honorable Charles S. Haight, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York, and was an intern in the White House Counsel’s Office as a special liaison to Health Care Working Group. She is a graduate of Harvard College and received her law degree from Yale Law School.
Launched in 2009 as the first and still only foundation for New York City’s largest borough, Brooklyn Community Foundation mobilizes people, capital, and expertise to achieve its vision of a fair and just Brooklyn. The Foundation’s now 15-member Board of Directors stewards its strategic grantmaking and special initiatives as well as the growth of its philanthropic assets to benefit Brooklyn communities.
Brooklyn Community Foundation is on a mission to spark lasting social change, mobilizing people, capital, and expertise for a fair and just Brooklyn. It is the first and only public foundation solely dedicated to Brooklyn’s charitable community, working in partnership with generous donors and community leaders to bolster vital nonprofits, strengthen neighborhoods, and increase opportunities for youth. Since its founding in 2009, the Foundation and its donors have provided over $25 million in grants to more than 300 nonprofits in Brooklyn and beyond. Learn more at www.BrooklynCommunityFoundation.org.
Liane Stegmaier, Director of Communications