In 2019, outgoing Board Chair Julie Marcus wanted to create a fund that would enable BCF to harness today’s resources to invest in tomorrow’s challenges. To make this vision a reality, Julie collaborated with BCF staff and led the establishment of the endowed Opportunity & Equity Fund. She shared her vision with fellow board members and Friends of BCF, inviting them to contribute as well. Today, BCF uses this fund to support capacity-building, grantmaking, and community research in order to build a better Brookline for all.