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

If you’ve not yet considered establishing a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) at Brooklyn Community Foundation to organize your charitable giving, you may be missing out. And if you’re already using a DAF at the Foundation to organize your giving, it never hurts to review the benefits of having your fund with us.

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Maria Gutierrez
Donor Services Coordinator (She/Her/Hers)

Philanthropy means a “love of humanity”—in the sense of caring, nourishing, developing, and enhancing “what it is to be human” for both donors and the groups they want to support. As Brooklyn’s community foundation, we’re here to help you make that connection to explore ways to give in your community, your way.

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

Understanding the ideal mix of charitable activities based on your social impact personality type—investorconnector or activator—can be useful as you decide how to spread love in your community. Whatever your type, our team can help you reach your goals.

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

As donors grow more in tune with social impact, they are looking to structure and plan their charitable giving around the causes that they are passionate about, and are considering ways to incorporate philanthropy into financial and estate plans. 

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

This spring, grow your family’s philanthropy with the gift of giving: consider establishing a Donor Advised Fund as a way to connect with family members across locales and generations. 

Jameela Syed
Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)

We spoke with Isabel Hill to discuss her Donor Advised Fund at Brooklyn Community Foundation, and how her partnership with the Foundation has informed her giving.

Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy (She/Her/Hers)

The Fund supports nonprofits nationwide that work to dismantle barriers to building a successful small business by fostering equal opportunities to creative entrepreneurship. 

Jameela Syed
Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)

We spoke with Tarik Ward, Director of Music Programs and Strategic Operations at The ELMA Philanthropies Services (U.S.) Inc., to discuss the intention and origins of his Donor Advised Fund at Brooklyn Community Foundation, the Stanford GSB Alumni for Black Lives Fund. 

Jameela Syed
Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)

In part two of our conversation with Kendall Christiansen and Tom Bettridge, we discuss issues that interest them in the aging space and how their fund will continue the original New York Congregational Nursing Center’s legacy in the borough and beyond.

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