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The Latest from Brooklyn Community Foundation

Governance

Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

The moment demands that every institution with a platform use it to speak out. Together, we must raise our voices to drown out the hate and call it out for what it is. This is racism. We must not tolerate or normalize it. We must condemn it, and then we must connect that rhetoric to the policies that are ruining the lives of people of color and holding back progress for us all.

Jameela Syed
Development and Communications Associate

We are pleased to officially announce the addition of Susannah Taylor to our Board of Directors, effective Friday, June 7, 2019.

Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

We are pleased to officially announce the addition of Mamie Kanfer Stewart and Vivian Liao Korich to our Board of Directors. Mamie and Vivian both have strong ties in the borough and are dedicated to our mission to strengthen neighborhoods and increase opportunities in Brooklyn.

Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

Our President and CEO Cecilia Clarke reflects on actions taken by corporations and foundations in the wake of the Parkland school shooting, and highlights the Foundation’s 2016 decision to divest from gun manufacturers and our deep commitment to investing in the leadership of young people to advocate for policy change.

Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

Last week we officially welcomed Carley Roney and Zul Jamal as the newest members of our Board of Directors. Both are long-time Brooklyn residents who are enthusiastic about our mission to spark lasting change in the borough.

 
Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

Today we are announcing that Brooklyn Community Foundation is formally divesting from private prisonsgun manufacturers, and predatory lenders in alignment with our commitment to advancing racial equity across all facets of its institution. 

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