OITNB's Piper Kerman to Headline Invest in Youth Dinner + More from Your Community Foundation

September 23, 2015

Orange is the New Black Author to Headline Invest in Youth Dinner 

Longtime Brooklynite, author and advocate Piper Kerman will join our first annual Invest in Youth Dinner for an in-depth conversation on youth and the criminal justice system. 

Tickets are on sale now for this intimate gathering at the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg on Wednesday, October 28th. Proceeds will benefit our cornerstone initiative to improve opportunities and outcomes for young people in Brooklyn.


New Program: Board Training and Matchmaking

Through our Brooklyn Accelerator initiative, we’re offering a free board governance training and matching for individuals seeking board leadership positions with outstanding, high-impact Brooklyn nonprofits. 

Part 1: Board Governance Training
Learn about Brooklyn's vibrant nonprofit sector and what's needed to help lead it forward.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 from 4-7PM
at Brooklyn Community Foundation

Part 2: Board Matchmaking Mixer
Meet outstanding Brooklyn-based nonprofits in a fun, informal setting. 
Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 6-8PM
at Berg'n


Space is limited and registration is required.


Tynesha McHarris to Advise NoVo Foundation on U.S. Grant Program for Girls

With great pride, we’re sharing the news that our Director of Community Leadership Tynesha McHarris will be leaving to begin a consultancy with the NoVo Foundation next month.

Tynesha has been with us since January 2014, first running our Brooklyn Insights community engagement efforts, and then leading the creation of our new core program strategy. At NoVo, she will advise on the design and implementation of its work with girls and young women of color in New York City and nationally. Tynesha's last day at the Foundation will be October 2nd. Please help us wish her the best in this new endeavor!


CrossFit Gyms Battle for Brooklyn

Next month, CrossFit South Brooklyn in Gowanus and Crow Hill CrossFit in Crown Heights will be partnering with us for another year of Fight Gone Bad fundraisers. Fight Gone Bad is a team fitness challenge unique to CrossFit that has raised more than $100,000 for the Foundation since 2012.

Learn more and cheer them on here! 

Tickets on Sale for The Brooklyn Get Down

Our young professionals committee Brooklyn Now will host its annual dance party fundraiser on Saturday, October 24th. Tickets start at $35 and can be purchased here.

Brooklyn Now engages Brooklynites in their 20s and 30s in local philanthropy. Proceeds from the event will support the group's grant program for emerging nonprofit leaders.