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The Joseph E. Mohbat Fund

The Joseph E. Mohbat Fund awards an annual prize to help talented and deserving Brooklyn students realize their potential in creative writing through education and training. The prize is in memory of Verdery Knights, a young woman of great talent and promise who was mentored by Joe; she was a student and class leader at Benjamin Banneker Academy.

The Fund seeks to marry Joe’s passion for the English language, accuracy in its use and creativity in its content with his love of mentoring aspiring young writers. Your contribution will help create a lasting legacy in Joe’s memory and make it possible for young Brooklynites to develop their skills and realize their potential in creative writing.

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Donate By Mail

Please make checks payable to “Brooklyn Community Foundation” – note The Joseph E. Mohbat Fund in the memo section of the check. Mail checks to:

Brooklyn Org / The Joseph E. Mohbat Fund
Attn: Donor Services
1000 Dean Street, Suite 307
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Additional Ways to Give

Please contact Donor Services at 718.480.7500 or email to discuss alternative methods of giving.


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