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Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO (She/Her/Hers)

While it’s easy to feel discouraged during this time of intense national discord, I promise you can find hope and inspiration right in your own backyard. 

Sarah Figgatt
Communications Intern

On October 20th, nearly 200 brawny Brooklynites will compete for the top spot in CrossFit South Brooklyn’s annual Fight Gone Bad! This will be the Gowanus-based gym’s 6th year in a row raising funds to support high-impact community initiatives in Brooklyn through our Community Fund.

We urge you to take a moment to explore what Brooklyn’s community foundation is doing to address pressing challenges, support inspiring nonprofits, and spark lasting change for our borough.

Amy Chou-Sheikh
Senior Program Officer (She/Her/Hers)

As of May 21st, VOCAL-NY has bailed out 15 mothers, with bails ranging from $750 to $10,500.

Amy Chou-Sheikh
Senior Program Officer (She/Her/Hers)

It’s almost Mother’s Day and to celebrate, we’re pledging a $5,000 match from our Community Fund to support VOCAL-NY's Mama's Bail Out NYC campaign!

 
Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO (She/Her/Hers)

In 2017, Brooklyn Community Foundation invested $5.4 million in nonprofit programs through our Community Fund and Donor Advised Fund programs—$1.5 million more than the previous year!

Jenny Walski
Director of Donor Engagement (She/Her/Hers)

On Saturday, November 4th, dozens of brawny Brooklynites formed teams to compete for the top spot in CrossFit South Brooklyn’s annual Fight Gone Bad, raising $21,744 to support high-impact initiatives through our Community Fund!

Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy (She/Her/Hers)
Foundation President and CEO Cecilia Clarke joined VP of Programs Kaberi Banerjee Murthy and Senior Program Officer Prachi Patankar to discuss our major milestones, including the Immigrant Rights Fund and criminal justice advocacy victories.
Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO (She/Her/Hers)

First, thank you. In 2016 you gave over $3.2 million to support the work of vital nonprofits and it has made a big difference. I'd like to take a moment to reflect on all that we have accomplished together.  

Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy (She/Her/Hers)

Last week, shortly after we launched our Immigrant Rights Fund, we gathered immigrant-led organizations from across Brooklyn to learn firsthand about challenges confronting our communities. 

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