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Board of Directors

Kamari Alexander - Managing Director, Lippman Jungers LLC

Vanessa Connelly - Board Vice President, Director of Sales at Terra Holdings Development Marketing

Eliza Factor - Board President, Founder

Kevin Kinsella - Writer, The Foundation Center

Shell Lee - Operations and Supply Chain Expert, and Volunteer Firefighter

Nyasha Manigault - Director of Finance, East Harlem Tutorial Program

Nat Rubin - Licensed Massage Therapist and Occupational Therapist Candidate

Gisela Sanders-Alcántara - Board Co-Secretary, Producer and Editor for TV/Film, and Media Educator, CUNY TV and BRIC

Amy Stone - Vice President of Operations, Health Management Systems

Micaela Walker - Board Co-Secretary, Freelance Photographer and Researcher

Patricia Wolff - Board Treasurer, Marketing Consultant

Elizabeth Wollman - Professor of Music at Baruch College, CUNY

Jamie Luft - Dean of Academic Advisement, Origins High School

Melissa Morgenlander - Adjunct Professor of Children and Youth Studies at Brooklyn College

Eric Nicklas - Vice President, Quality, Performance and Compliance, New York Foundling

Ghita Schwarz - Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights and Author

Jennifer Sellar - Digital Asset Management Coordinator, The Museum of Modern Art

Julie Cavanagh - Vice Principal, P.S. 15

Amy Weber - Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Speak, Learn, & Play

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A. Brian Leander, Intercultural Strategist

Anne Townsend, Fund Development

Brooklyn Branches Giving Circle

Catalog for Giving

The Stephen Colbert Americone Dream Fund

City Council District 38 Discretionary Funding

Department of Cultural Affairs

Department of Youth & Community Services

The FAR Fund

Flom Family Foundation



Investors Foundation

Magic Pebble Foundation

Meringoff Family Foundation

New York Community Trust

The O'Connell Organization Family Foundation

Cowan Slavin Foundation

SMPS Family Fund

Sports 4 Life and Women's Sports Foundation

William J. & Dorothy K. O'Neill Foundation