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Every April—thanks to the tax deadline—we look back and assess the past year, including the tools used for our charitable giving

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

We're pleased to announce the launch of the Brooklyn Elders Fund, a permanent fund seeded by $10 million to promote the care and welfare of older adults in Brooklyn. 

We are pleased to join together with the Amalgamated Foundation and its partners for the Hate is Not Charitable Campaign, an initiative to prevent funding groups that promote hatred.

Thanks to our generous donors, the Foundation had a record-breaking year for investment in Brooklyn in 2018—and in particular, we have seen the growth of our Donor Advised Funds (DAFs).

Thanks to our donors and Donor Advised Fund holders, we raised a record-breaking $16.5 million in 2018 to serve our borough.

 

As 2019 shapes up to be even more politically volatile than last year, there are lots of national issues and organizations grabbing our attention. But the greatest impact we can make as individuals is often right at home.

 

With a bit of planningand consultation with your tax professionalyour year-end giving can be a highly effective tool for long-term investing in charitable organizations in Brooklyn and beyond.

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

Brooklyn Community Foundation is setting out to prove that Brooklyn is not just New York City’s biggest borough, it also has the largest heart this holiday season with #BrooklynGives on Giving Tuesday, a 24-hour local giving campaign that aims to raise over $1 million for community-based nonprofits across the borough.

 

While it’s easy to feel discouraged during this time of intense national discord, I promise you can find hope and inspiration right in your own backyard. 

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

Our 4th annual Invest in Youth Dinner, held on Thursday, October 25th, featured an inspiring conversation on women's leadership moderated by MSNBC's Joy-Ann Reid.

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