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Meet Our Newest Board Members: Carley Roney and Zul Jamal

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.

“Zul and Carley are fantastic additions to Brooklyn Community Foundation’s leadership team,” said the Foundation’s Chairman Alan Fishman. “Their impressive business acumen, deep commitment to social justice, and strong ties to Brooklyn’s communities are incredibly value assets as we continue to build a thriving institution aimed at taking on the most pressing challenges of our day.”

Carley Roney first got involved with the Foundation as a member of the review committee for our 2017-18 Spark Prize.

“By supporting the most innovative organizations tackling our biggest social justice issues, Brooklyn Community Foundation is at the center of creating models that will be used to create fair and just communities all over America,” said Carley. “I feel honored to be a part of it and am excited to help support and learn from this incredibly talented team of changemakers.”

Carley is an entrepreneur and co-founder of The Knot, a popular wedding website-turned multi-platform media, commerce, and mobile company. After she left the day to day of The Knot/XO Group, Carley focused her expertise on supporting female-founded startups, progressive political organizing, and social entrepreneurs. She also sits on the board of directors of Rent The Runway as well as nonprofits Power of Two and Project Entrepreneur. She lives with her husband and three kids in DUMBO.

A resident of New York City for 17 years, Zul Jamal is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company, an independent investment bank. Prior to joining Moelis & Company, he was a Senior Vice President at Jefferies & Company in New York and Jefferies International in London. Zul received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. A native of the United Kingdom, he lives in Park Slope with his wife and daughter.

“I am excited to join an organization that is working to make Brooklyn a better place for all its residents and that can serve as a model for communities around the country,” said Zul.

Welcome Carley and Zul!

Learn more about the other 17 members of our Board of Directors


Brooklyn Community Foundation is at the center of creating models that will be used to create fair and just communities all over America.