Celebrating Our Growing Board
We are proud to share that our Board has recently grown, with the addition of three new trustees who share our love for and dedication to Brooklyn.
This spring, we appointed Shaheen Rushd, Former Litigation Attorney at Pomerantz Haudek Block Grossman, and Vishal Sheth, Partner and Co-Head of Global FIG at Apollo to our Board — and we are thrilled to welcome Timothy Simons, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of Forethought Advisors, LLC, as the newest trustee to Brooklyn Community Foundation.
Bringing together individuals from all different walks of life, with ties across Brooklyn, has been one of the key strengths of our board. The contributions of our Board of Directors to our work are critical to strengthening our commitment to racial justice, and guarantees that we move forward with clarity and confidence.
Learn more about our newest board members below:
Timothy “Tim” Simons, is a seasoned executive and co-founder of Forethought Advisors, LLC. With over 20 years of experience in corporate and government relations, he has become a trusted advisor in driving policy and regulatory change for his clients. Tim has built a national network of organizations willing to engage and make their voices heard on critical national policy issues. Continue Reading
Shaheen Rushd practiced at Pomerantz Haudek Block Grossman and Gross (now Pomerantz LLP), a Manhattan law firm that specializes in securities litigation, for almost thirty years. Upon retirement, she became involved in local social justice organizations and in the Democratic Party (served as an elected member of the Kings County Democratic County Committee). She is on the board of directors of Sakhi for South Asian Women, a nonprofit which works with survivors of domestic violence in the South Asian diaspora in NYC. Continue Reading
Vishal Sheth is Partner and Co-Head of Global FIG at Apollo, with focus on financial services and insurance-related opportunities. Vishal is also a member of the Firm’s Leadership Team. He currently serves on the board of directors of Venerable Holdings and ACRA. Continue Reading