Donor Spotlight

President & COO, FERC Regulated Business & New Energy Solutions, National Grid

Brooklynite Doug Freedman has been a longtime partner of Brooklyn Community Foundation, starting in 2012 when he and his wife opened a Donor Advised Fund as a tool to give to local charities with their children. As Doug saw firsthand how DAFs made giving easier, he began to see it as a potential benefit for the company he works for as well. 

For Fort Greene residents Meera and Harsha Marti, forming a partnership with the Foundation was largely about deepening their family’s commitment to the place they’ve called home for more than a decade.

Brooklyn Community Foundation Donor Advisor Mamie Kanfer Stewart grew up in a family that values working together and giving together. Born and raised in Akron, Ohio, Mamie’s family business, GOJO Industries (the inventor of Purell Hand Sanitizer) has fostered generations of philanthropists. Mamie, her husband Justin, and their two young daughters now call Brooklyn home, where they are carrying on their family traditions.