Ronna D. Brown is the President of Philanthropy New York. Under her leadership since 2007, Philanthropy New York’s membership has grown and its mandate expanded. It is an important connector in fostering collaboration and knowledge-sharing among its approximately 285 member organizations and a presenter of programs, services and resources that foundations rely upon. It is also a key voice in informing and advancing public policies that support effective philanthropy and a productive nonprofit sector in the region.
Prior to joining PNY, Ronna served for nine years as the President and CEO of the BBB of Metropolitan New York and its foundation. Before her service in the Better Business Bureau system, Ronna was the Deputy Bureau Chief of the Consumer Frauds and Protection Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s office. Ronna currently serves as Vice-Chair of the United Philanthropy Forum Board and is a board member of FJC, a foundation of philanthropic funds.