Co-Founder & Board Chair
“The Bronx is not only my home, having been born and raised in The Bronx, but The Bronx is a borough I consider a place of great strength and opportunity. I consider myself a product of Bronx philanthropy. Co-founding The Bronx Community Foundation allowed me to give back to a community that has given me so much.”
A proud New Yorker and Bronxite, Derrick H. Lewis is an energetic and passionate advisor and entrepreneur. He has spent the last fifteen years advising various early and late stage organizations in corporate and technology strategy, strategic planning, growth, risk management, and human capital.
Derrick co-founded The Bronx Community Foundation, the first and only public community foundation solely dedicated to The Bronx, New York. The Bronx Community Foundation’s focus is to empower residents to achieve their full potential, advance the well-being of The Bronx community through enabling community power, and make The Bronx a global destination.
The Foundation leads strategic initiatives focused on four pillars: Community, Economic Security, Equity & Justice, and Health.