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Dr. Jocelynne Rainey
President & CEO (She/Her/Hers)
At Brooklyn Community Foundation, we transitioned all our strategic grantmaking—over $4 million annually—to the participatory model in 2021. To help others take on this transition, we are sharing a number of lessons learned—both what we did right and what we wish we knew before starting.
Dr. Jocelynne Rainey
President & CEO (She/Her/Hers)

Brooklyn Community Foundation mourns the passing of our friend and colleague John Wright.

John was a proud Brooklynite, immigrant, father, and nonprofit champion. He served on the Foundation's Board from 2015-2020 and was a critical voice in steering our growth while deepening our commitments to racial justice and community-led change.

His passing is an immeasurable loss, and we extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues.

Jameela Syed
Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)

The Brooklyn Power List recognizes those named for their continued commitment, impact, and influence they have sustained on the borough over the past year. In this conversation, Schneps Media speaks with Dr. Rainey about her career, her commitment to equity, and her inspiration. 

Jameela Syed
Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)

This Monday, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the New York Knicks honored our President & CEO Dr. Jocelynne Rainey with the Sweetwater Clifton ‘City Spirit’ Award.

Jameela Syed
Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)

We are pleased to announce that Monique Nieves has joined our team as our new Chief Operating Officer.

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

The new members, with strong ties to neighborhoods across Brooklyn, are leaders in the fields of impact investing, nonprofit management, politics, and social justice philanthropy. 

Jameela Syed
Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)

Get to know our new President and CEO Dr. Jocelynne Rainey in this series of videos where she talks about her deep connection to Brooklyn, her experience and leadership style, and why this is her dream job.

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

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Jocelynne Rainey will join Brooklyn Community Foundation as President and CEO on December 6, 2021. She follows Cecilia Clarke, who departed in July after holding the position since 2013.
 

Jameela Syed
Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)

We are pleased to announce the addition of Shelley Stewart III to our Board of Directors this spring. 

With immense gratitude, we are announcing that Brooklyn Community Foundation Chairman Alan H. Fishman will step down from his position on Friday, September 25, 2020. The Board of Directors will officially welcome Nicole Gueron and Harsha Marti as its new Co-Chairs, and Alan will continue to serve the Foundation as esteemed Chairman Emeritus.

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