Alison Brock McGill

Founder, The Brock Method

How did you get involved with the Foundation?

I got to know the Foundation staff when I was a consultant for the startup social enterprise Be More America, an inaugural member of the Foundation’s Incubator Project.

Why a DAF?

One day, I’d like to run a family foundation. Starting out with a DAF is a great introduction to philanthropy. My husband and I felt really confident that the Foundation would be able to provide us with advice, tools, and resources as we start with small grantmaking.

Favorite Brooklyn neighborhood?

Even though it’s gentrifying, Crown Heights is still a really authentic, diverse neighborhood with great restaurants and great people.

What Brooklyn nonprofits inspire you?

La Cima Elementary Charter School, Willie Mae Rock Camp, and Children of Promise.