Brooke Bryant is a strategic, results-oriented leader with 11+ years’ experience raising funds to help nonprofits fulfill their missions. She specializes in creating actionable fundraising strategies and leading communities in coming together to execute these strategies at the highest level. Brooke has experience in a variety of sectors, including healthcare, higher education, the arts, and youth development. Prior to her role at LAPA Fundraising, Brooke served as Director of Development at Kaufman Music Center, where she built a major gifts program, increased the annual fund by 44%, and grew the Gala into a $1 million event. Previous fundraising 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. Previously, she served as President of Women in Development, New York and the New York City Wellesley Club. She currently serves as on the Advisory Council at Daniel’s Music Foundation, a nonprofit that brings music into the lives of New Yorkers with disabilities, and on the Steering Committee for Allies in Action, a network that champions women of color in fundraising and philanthropy. She is also Co-President of the Sisterhood at her synagogue, Congregation B’nai Avraham.
Brooke holds a PhD in historical musicology from the City University of New York and a BA from Wellesley College. Before entering the fundraising field, she taught at various institutions, including Manhattan College and the College of Staten Island. A classical singer, she continues to perform chamber and choral music professionally. She lives in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.