Spark Prize Committee

The 2017-18 Spark Prize Committee will be announced in May following the close of this year’s application


2016-17 Committee Members

Alexa Aviles  
Program Director
Scherman Foundation

Rabbi Andy Bachman
Director of Jewish Content & Community Ritual
92Y

Ingrid Benedict        
Director
Daphne Foundation

Jonathan Butler       
Co-Founder
Brooklyn Flea & Smorgasburg

Nina Collins  
Writer, Coach, & Narrative Medicine Consultant

Rufus Collins
Actor

Ashley Cotton          
Senior Vice President & Chief of Staff
Forest City Ratner Companies

Gaia DiLoreto                       
Entrepreneur

Martin Dunn             
President
Dunn Development Corporation

Sarah Durham                      
President
Big Duck

Nicola Fabens
Communications Professional

Lizanne Fontaine                 
Counsel & Compliance Officer
Morris Heights Health Center

Mamie Kanfer Stewart         
Founder & CEO
Meeteor

Andrew MacArthur
Managing Director
CWCapital

Leslie Marshall                      
Partner
Cornell Marshall Team, Corcoran

 

Jeanne Masel            
President
Jeanne & Dennis Masel Foundation

Aletha Maybank                   
Associate Commissioner
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Merle McGee 
Chief Program Officer
YWCA of the City of New York

Noa Meyer                 
Managing Director
Goldman Sachs

C. Zawadi Morris
Publisher
The Brooklyn Reader

Erika Nijenhuis
Partner
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Judilee Reed 
Director of Thriving Cultures
Surdna Foundation

Diana Reyna
Deputy Borough President
Office of the Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams

Jennifer Rodgers                 
Executive Director
Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity, Columbia Law School

Shaheen Rushd                    
Retired Attorney & Activist

Diane Steinberg                   
Trustee 
Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Matthew Stinchcomb
Executive Director
Etsy.org

Tupper W. Thomas              
Executive Director
New Yorkers for Parks

Stephen Warnke                  
Partner
Ropes & Gray

Jonathan Weld
Of Counsel
Shearman & Sterling LLP

Keith White              
Principal
Free Integrated Media

Committee Advisers

Amani A. Martin
Board of Directors
Brooklyn Community Foundation

Hildy J. Simmons
Board of Directors
Brooklyn Community Foundation