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December 2022

Sabine Frid-Bernards
Program Officer (She/Her/Hers)

Our grantee partners at YVote have a wide range of new and exciting initiatives on the horizon, including working with community boards to learn how to engage young people and encourage them to run for office. 

Melissa Pawlak
Donor Services Manager (She/Her/Hers)

If you already have a DAF, you can transfer it to Brooklyn Community Foundation, where our 1% management fee supports grants to nonprofits working for racial justice in Brooklyn and our investment options offer the potential to grow your fund, tax-free.

Funded by $1.2 million from Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Greenwood Initiative and Donor Advised Funds at Brooklyn Community Foundation, this new Community Scholarship utilizes NYC Kids RISE’s Save for College Program as a community- driven wealth-building platform and is the largest Community Scholarship in the Program's history.

Jameela Syed
Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)

Many local nonprofits are grappling with an increased demand for services, fewer donations, and the impacts of inflation. Our CEO Dr. Jocelynne Rainey shares with NY1 how we can address this concerning trend.

Dr. Jocelynne Rainey
President & CEO (She/Her/Hers)

In her monthly column, Brooklyn Community Foundation President & CEO shares how we're backing Brooklyn's next generation with large-scale funding support.

Jameela Syed
Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)

As their internship comes to a close, we're spotlighting our Communications Intern Jasmine Chrispin (they/them/she/her), who over the past several months has provided our team with support around digital content development, most notably in graphic design and animation. 

Dr. Jocelynne Rainey
President & CEO (She/Her/Hers)

With your continued support, we will grow our investment in these critical community-led organizations on the frontlines of social change. We are a borough of changemakers, and together we can—and must—do more.

 

Melissa Pawlak
Donor Services Manager (She/Her/Hers)

Important year-end giving deadlines and contribution instructions for our Donor Advisors

Sabrina Hargrave
Director of Programs (She/Her/Ella)

Brooklyn Community Foundation is committed to building the capacity of nonprofits across the borough — and we are thrilled to announce an open application to join our Leadership Collective.

Melissa Pawlak
Donor Services Manager (She/Her/Hers)

Our donor services team is here to support you as you map out your year-end giving, to determine the most powerful, tax-efficient ways to maximize your impact. 

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