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Meet Our Spark Breakfast Honoree: Rev. Emma Jordan-Simpson

We’re thrilled to honor the incomparable Rev. Emma Jordan-Simpson at this year’s Spark Breakfast!

Emma is a longtime leader in her Bedford Stuyvesant community, maintains a pastoral position at the historic Concord Baptist Church of Christ, and is the Executive Director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, the oldest interfaith peace and justice organization in North America.

She has also made significant contributions to the growth and success of Brooklyn Community Foundation, where she has served on our Board of Directors since April 2009.

In the course of her impressive career, Emma has been the Executive Vice President of the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, and the Executive Director of Girls Inc. of New York City and the Children’s Defense Fund - New York. She serves as board member for the American Baptist Churches of Metro New York, FPWA, and the United Way of New York City. 

Largely concerned with the intersections between justice and faith, Emma’s vision for a just world is reflected in some of her writings, which include a contribution to “Standing in the Need of Prayer: a Celebration of Black Prayer,” by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and Coretta Scott King.

Emma is an important community changemaker, advocate, and friend to the Foundation. Her devotion and hard work makes our community one we all want to be a part of.

Please join us in celebrating Emma on at the Spark Breakfast on Thursday, February 28th. Buy your ad, table or ticket today!

 

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Jeanne Landers

Communications Intern
Emma is an important community changemaker, advocate, and friend to the Foundation. Her devotion and hard work makes our community one we all want to be a part of.