Insights to Impact

The Latest from Brooklyn Community Foundation


September 2022

Dr. Jocelynne Rainey
President & CEO (She/Her/Hers)

In our new annual Impact Report, we want to introduce you to our Brooklyn approach to philanthropy aimed at racial justice and community-led change, as told through the voices of our partners who are critical to this work. 

Jasmine Chrispin
Communications Intern (They/Them/She/Her)

Learn everything you need to know about #BrooklynGives, including how to register your organization for the big event and the features available to make your organization as successful as possible.

Elizabeth Park
Donor Engagement Manager (She/Her/Hers)

Join us on Wednesday, October 12th at the Weylin in Williamsburg for an ‘only in Brooklyn’ celebration of community-led change. 

Melissa Pawlak
Donor Services Manager (She/Her/Hers)

If you’ve not yet considered establishing a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) at Brooklyn Community Foundation to organize your charitable giving, you may be missing out. And if you’re already using a DAF at the Foundation to organize your giving, it never hurts to review the benefits of having your fund with us.

Jameela Syed
Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)

NY1 Spectrum News shone a spotlight on our Spark Prize and the impact of our investment on past winning organization, The Campaign Against Hunger.

Jenny Walski
Vice President of Donor Engagement (She/Her/Hers)

We’re creating an event that’s unapologetically Brooklyn – celebrating the power of community-led change with dinner, dancing, special guests, and so much more on Wednesday, October 12th!