A community of individuals dedicated to supporting BRC’s mission
Ways to Become a BRC Champion
The BRC Champions are a special group of like-minded individuals that believe so deeply in BRC's work that they have decided to raise funds, awareness, volunteer, and champion BRC's work and clients.
A few examples:
Participating in a BRC signature of partner event, like our annual benefit or walkathon, or a third party event where BRC is a charity partner.
Host or participate in a unique fundraiser of your own, like a bake sale, online birthday fundraiser, or DIY fundraiser.
Create “in lieu of gift” options for guests of your major personal events like weddings or rite of passage ceremonies.
Join BRC groups like our Clyde Burton Society or our BRC Champions Leadership Council.
News & Updates
The BRC Leadership Council
The BRC Leadership Council includes dynamic young professionals that closely with BRC staff and administration on special projects, fundraisers, and volunteer events.
The Leadership Council helps BRC by:
Inviting existing networks to BRC fundraising events
Raising funds and/or donating to support BRC's mission
Providing expertise to assist on projects
Assisting in large and small-scale BRC fundraising events
Leadership Council members enjoy:
Mentoring from BRC's Board of Directors
Socializing and networking event for like-minded professionals who have a passion for service
Opportunities to learn about policy and nonprofit management
Members of the BRC Leadership Council
Ricardo Arguello, Bank of America Securities
Ivana Bouras, Oppenheimer & Co
Aki Cipriani, Crohns & Colitis Foundation
Craig Collins, WorkBoard Inc
Thomas Constabile, Upshow
Rachel Day, Barclays
Lillian Downing, Bronx Defenders
Tamar Frumkin, Boosted Commerce
Miriam Gottfried, Wall Street Journal
Jenny Guerrerio, McKinsey & Company
Charlotte Gundzik, Brightspire Capital
Brittany Gurkin, Lyft
Christine Hagen, Al-Karam North America
Kinya Harte, Lymphoma Research Foundation
Elizabeth Jaffe, BlackRock
Nicole Jagernauth, Bloomberg LP
Jai Lakhanpal, Advent
Alison Lis, nowfrog
Will Liu, OpenText
Bohdan Matkowsky, BAM Unlimited LLC
Shaun McElhenny, Axiom
Joseph B. McElligott, IV, Guggenheim Investments
Max McKenna, United Nations Global Compact
Ross Oshinsky, Crestview Partners
Toni Pringley, Real Chemistry
Esteban Reichberg, EAR Architecture
Samuel Rogers, Lung Cancer Research Foundation
Daniel Sills, Wayfair
Arvind Sohoni, NYC Housing Authority
Khephren Spigner, Google Customer Solutions
Jose Stevenson, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Olutisefunmi Taiwo, Galt & Company
Kin Tam, RIA in a Box
John Tucker, Easy Aerial Inc.
Evelysse Vargas, Leeds Illuminate
Cynthia Veras, Morgan Stanley
Andres Villalon, National Audubon Society
David Walter, Nomura
Lawrence Yakobzon, Downtown Pharmacy Inc.
The BRC Clyde Burton Society
The Clyde Burton Society is part of the BRC Champions network, and recognizes those supporters whose generous contributions have had a significant impact in BRC’s ability to continue its mission of helping those in need.
The Society, revived from an earlier version that BRC had in the 1980s, is named after Clyde Burton, one of the founders of the Bowery Residents’ Committee and a former client and volunteer. During the last years of his life, he received an unexpected windfall. He decided that the majority of this money go to help other men and women who, like him, struggled with homelessness in NYC. He credited BRC with giving him the support he needed to turn his life around, and “when fate smiled on him,” he donated the money to BRC to help make sure others had the same access, support and resources that helped him reclaim his life.
Members of the BRC Clyde Burton Society continue the spirit of the group’s namesake, by directly supporting BRC’s mission via donating, fundraising and volunteerism, while learning about BRC’s organization and its programs. Each year, the society will “sponsor” a specific BRC program and/or need where a significant impact can be made.
Members of the Clyde Burton Society are experienced and senior level professionals from a diverse set of backgrounds. Membership can also include family or partner/spouse groups, or individuals representing an organization that supports BRC. An annual minimum donation/fundraising expectation of $5,000, along with participation in regularly scheduled meetings and BRC fundraising events are part of the responsibilities of membership.
Members of the BRC Clyde Burton Society
Joanne Wong, Chair
Executive Director, ABN AMRO
Partner, Karmer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft
Director, New York University
Associate, Advent Capital
Senior Manager, Bain & Company