Insights to Impact

The Latest from Brooklyn Community Foundation


May 2019

Jenny Walski
Vice President of Donor Engagement (She/Her/Hers)

Made up of 35 members all hailing from Brooklyn, the Committee includes local business owners Jackie Cuscana (Ample Hills Creamery), Andrew Tarlow (Marlow & Sons, Diner, Roman's) and Kai Avent-deLeon (Sincerely, Tommy), comedic actress Ana Gasteyer, and many more.


The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy published a striking report recently on funding for pro-immigrant movements by U.S. foundations.  Among their findings is that barely 1% of all money granted by the 1,000 largest U.S. foundations was intended to benefit immigrants and refugees

Lisa Cowan
Fund Adviser, The College Opportunity Fund

On College Decision Day and in the aftermatch of the college admissions scandal, fund advisor Lisa Cowan shares how her own son's path to college has motivated her to help establish the College Opportunity Fund at Brooklyn Community Foundation.