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Celebrating Black Philanthropy Month with Michelle DeFossett

Brooklyn Community Foundation is proud to celebrate Black Philanthropy Month by highlighting leaders within our own organization—and we encourage you to follow the hashtag #bpm2022 on social media and pledge your support for Black-led nonprofits across Brooklyn!

Our Board Member Michelle DeFossett, Chief Operating Officer of Girls Who Invest, shared with us her thoughts on the significance of philanthropy as a means to address injustices of the past:

"Philanthropy is a way of taking practical steps to correct injustices of the past and building a more equitable, just world. Personally, philanthropy is a way to honor the struggles and sacrifices of my family and ancestors. I am committed to carrying forward their legacies to impact as many people as I can.”

Jameela Syed

Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)
Brooklyn Community Foundation is proud to celebrate Black Philanthropy Month by highlighting leaders within our organization