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BAM President Karen Brooks Hopkins Will Retire Next June


Karen Brooks Hopkins, who has helmed the Brooklyn Academy of Music since 1999, announced that she will step down in June 2015. During her tenure, Ms. Hopkins launched the BAM endowment with former BAM President and Executive Producer Harvey Lichtenstein, which grew to $90 million in 11 years. She expanded and renovated BAM’s campus and facilities, built a board of 65 trustees, developed partnerships with cultural forces including the American Ballet Theatre, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Barclays Center, the National Book Foundation, New York City Opera, Sundance Institute and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Read More