Interim Chief Development Officer
Brooke joined Equality Now in April 2021. As Interim Chief Development Officer, Brook leads the team that helps to ensure that Equality Now has the financial resources it needs to change laws around the world.
Born in Enid, Oklahoma, Brooke is now based in Brooklyn, New York. She speaks English and is learning Hebrew.
Brooke has spent the past 12 years of her career helping organizations raise the funds they need to fulfill their missions. Brooke is serving in this role through Equality Now’s partnership with LAPA Fundraising, where she is Managing Director. LAPA Fundraising is a fundraising consulting firm that empowers its clients to achieve transformational results.
She has experience in a variety of sectors, including healthcare, higher education, the arts, and youth development. Prior to her current role, she served as Director of Development at Kaufman Music Center. Other positions include major gifts, volunteer management, strategic planning, and grants management roles at Hospital for Special Surgery, Cooper Union, and iMentor.
Brooke has a deep commitment to service and volunteerism – particularly among women’s causes. Previously, she served as President of Women in Development, New York, and the New York City Wellesley Club. She currently serves on the Advisory Council at Daniel’s Music Foundation and on the Steering Committee for Allies in Action, a network that champions women of color in fundraising and philanthropy.
Brooke holds a PhD in historical musicology from the City University of New York and a BA from Wellesley College. During graduate school, I did volunteer work to combat human trafficking.
As the mother of a young daughter, for Brooke, the fight for women’s equality is deeply personal. Brooke says, “I have many opportunities and privileges because of generations of women that have fought before me, and I feel a deep responsibility to the next generation of leaders”.
Her favorite quote is from Gloria Steinem, “When unique voices are united in a common cause, they make history”.