To learn more about donating to the Community Fund and creating a legacy (estate planning), contact:
Vice President, Development & External Affairs
To learn more about establishing a Fund, giving circles, and other community leadership opportunities, contact:
Manager of Donor Services
The Joseph E. Mohbat Fund
The Joseph E. Mohbat Fund will award an annual prize to help talented and deserving Brooklyn students realize their potential in creative writing through education and training. The prize is in memory of Verdery Knights, a young woman of great talent and promise who was mentored by Joe; she was a student and class leader at Benjamin Banneker Academy.
The Fund seeks to marry Joe’s passion for the English language, accuracy in its use and creativity in its content with his love of mentoring aspiring young writers. Your contribution will help create a lasting legacy in Joe’s memory and make it possible for young Brooklynites to develop their skills and realize their potential in creative writing.
The Joseph E. Mohbat Fund has been established as a fund of the Brooklyn Community Foundation. The Brooklyn Community Foundation, the largest philanthropy in Brooklyn, gives donors the power to Do Good Right Here. It is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, and donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
Donate by mail: Please make checks payable to the Brooklyn Community Foundation – note the Joseph E. Mohbat Fund in the memo section of the check.
Brooklyn Community Foundation/Joseph E. Mohbat Fund
45 Main Street, Suite 409
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Attn: Development Office
Additional Ways to Give/Questions: Please contact our Development Office at 718-246-6886 to discuss alternative methods of giving.