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Celebrating Black Philanthropy Month with Shelley Stewart III

Brooklyn Community Foundation is thrilled to celebrate Black Philanthropy Month, this year with the theme of “Fierce Urgency of Now: From Dream to Action”! Throughout August we're 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 Shelley Stewart III, Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company, shared with us his thoughts on the meaning of philanthropy and its potential to support our communities:
 

"Philanthropy is society’s realization that the ‘market’ is an insufficient mechanism for allocating capital to places & people that need it most. Philanthropy is a necessary enabler if we are to collectively unlock all human potential.”

Jameela Syed

Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)
Throughout August we're 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!