The Doe Fund announces the appointment of Robert Cornegy Jr. as executive vice president of external affairs.

After serving the Bedford-Stuyvesant community where he grew up—and where The Doe Fund began its work—Cornegy was term-limited out of office. In the City Council, he left a legacy of initiatives that advance racial and economic justice and improve the lives of vulnerable New Yorkers. This includes the Kalief Browder Bill, which makes it mandatory for the Department of Corrections to provide mental health, educational, and vocational services to detainees before they are sentenced.

As executive vice president of external affairs, Cornegy will identify and secure funds and political capital to execute the organization’s mission and key strategic objectives. He will introduce key stakeholders in government and the private sectors to the work and goals of The Doe Fund. Cornegy’s expertise in small business development will help advance the organization’s social enterprises and explore innovative new avenues such as social cooperatives.

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