Insights to Impact

The Latest from Brooklyn Community Foundation


February 2022

Jameela Syed
Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)

We spoke with Tarik Ward, Director of Music Programs and Strategic Operations at The ELMA Philanthropies Services (U.S.) Inc., to discuss the intention and origins of his Donor Advised Fund at Brooklyn Community Foundation, the Stanford GSB Alumni for Black Lives Fund. 

Jameela Syed
Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)

In part two of our conversation with Kendall Christiansen and Tom Bettridge, we discuss issues that interest them in the aging space and how their fund will continue the original New York Congregational Nursing Center’s legacy in the borough and beyond.

Spectrum News NY1 recently covered the work of our Invest in Youth Fund, including our Invest in Youth Advisory Council who helped decide $2.5 million in grants in late 2021.

Jameela Syed
Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)

We spoke with Kendall Christiansen and Tom Bettridge, two of the advisors of the Congregational Home Legacy Fund, an Endowed Field of Interest Fund at the Foundation, to tell us about their experience opening a fund with Brooklyn Community Foundation.

Elizabeth Park
Donor Engagement Manager (She/Her/Hers)
We’re excited to announce that actress, comedian, and singer Ana Gasteyer will be joining us to host the Spark Breakfast on March 8th! Don’t miss the opportunity to join us for this special event. Purchase your ticket today!
Liane Stegmaier
Chief of Staff (She/Her/Hers)

The new members, with strong ties to neighborhoods across Brooklyn, are leaders in the fields of impact investing, nonprofit management, politics, and social justice philanthropy. 

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

Join us on Tuesday, March 8th as we celebrate our Spark Prize Winners and honor Clara Wu Tsai for her commitment to racial justice in Brooklyn.