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Tuesday, October 13 • 8:30am - 9:45am
Introduction and Guide to the Neighborhood Conversations

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Learn about local grantees and the grantmaking strategies from Mertz Gilmore Foundation, North Star Fund, Citizens’ Committee for NYC, and Brooklyn Community Foundation 

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Jennifer Arieta

Program Officer, North Star Fund
Jennifer Arieta is a Program Officer at North STar Fund and a young philanthropic leader and Salvadoran-American activist that is passionate about moving resources to grassroots movements for social change.  As the program officer for North Star Fund, Jennifer brings her experiences as a grantmaker and a former working-class hero/nonprofit unicorn to any funder table. Jennifer specializes in building equity into grantmaking processes and... Read More →
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Chris Cardona

Program Officer, Ford Foundation
Chris Cardona is responsible for the foundation’s philanthropy portfolio, and engaging with the philanthropic community on issues impacting the sector. Before joining Ford in 2015, Chris led philanthropic services for TCC Group, specializing in strategy, capacity building, and evaluation for the social sector. Over eight years, he led projects for clients including the Gates Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Hartford... Read More →
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Prachi Patankar

Senior Program Officer, Brooklyn Community Foundation
Prachi Patankar joined the Brooklyn Community Foundation in December 2014, She plays an instrumental role in implementing the Foundation’s core initiatives and new grantmaking strategies. Previously, she worked at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council managing regrant and professional development programs and at the Tenement Museum bringing contemporary immigration perspective into the Museum's historical immigration focus. She has a MA from New... Read More →
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Arif Ullah

Director of Programs, Citizens' Committee for NYC
Born in Bangladesh and raised in Queens, Arif is a typical immigrant New Yorker. He manages Citizens Committee's programs, including grants, workshops, and project planning. He is on the boards of Farm School NYC and the Brooklyn Food Coalition. Prior to Citizens Committee, Arif worked as an immigrants rights community organizer with American Friends Service Committee. He is committed to various issues of social and environmental justice.
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Rachael Young

Program Officer, Mertz Gilmore Foundation


Tuesday October 13, 2015 8:30am - 9:45am
Brooklyn Historical Society 128 Pierrepont St Brooklyn, NY 11201

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