Kaitlyn Falk Wong
Region: New York City
Kaitlyn Falk Wong is an experienced fundraiser dedicated to supporting institutional growth and fostering positive change. In her role as the Director of Institutional Funding and Assessment at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Kaitlyn leads a team that successfully raises nearly $2 million annually from foundations, corporations, and government entities. Through her storytelling abilities, relationship-building skills, and the development of compelling grant projects and partnerships, Kaitlyn has played a significant role in securing funds that contribute to the Garden's financial stability and institutional advancement. She is also actively involved in the Garden's Strategic Plan Steering Committee and All Access Task Force, where she contributes to shaping the organization's inclusive future. Kaitlyn's leadership extends beyond fundraising. She has collaborated on the creation of two important initiatives at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden: "Investing in Inclusion," a strategic plan that prioritizes diversity, equity, access, and inclusion, and "Expanding BBG's Welcome," an initiative focused on enhancing accessibility throughout the garden. These endeavors highlight Kaitlyn's commitment to promoting inclusivity and broadening participation within the organization. Before joining the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Kaitlyn held positions at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Lincoln Center, Inc., and worked as a consultant for various clients, including globalFEST, BackCountry Jazz, and Tamizdat, Inc. Her strategic planning and fundraising efforts for these organizations were instrumental in generating vital support, enabling program expansions, and advancing their respective missions. Kaitlyn earned an M.P.A. in Nonprofit Administration & Policy Analysis, specializing in Program Evaluation, from NYU Wagner. She also holds a B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Music from SUNY Geneseo.