“The Bronx to me means strength, resilience, diversity and family. The Bronx is a community that is always evolving, but somehow we always stay the same and true to who we are.”
Desmon W. Lewis is a proud Bronxite and strong non-profit advocate. He has spent the last 15 years helping to redefine the next generation of transformative impact leveraging digital transformation and technology. He currently helps startup, growth and enterprise companies support underserved and underrepresented communities leveraging financial technology to drive economic empowerment.
Desmon was materially impacted by the grit and strength of the community where he was born in The South Bronx and saw his family dedicate their lives to the Bronx non-profit community, who also supported them as well. Indebted to the non-profit community, Desmon co-founded The Bronx Community Foundation, the first and only public community foundation solely dedicated to The Bronx, New York. The foundation aims to build for scalability, multi-generational sustainability, resilience and wealth. Putting the community needs first, the foundation focuses on the unique needs of individuals, families, and neighborhoods within The Bronx.The Foundation leads strategic initiatives focused on four pillars: Community, Economic Security, Equity & Justice, and Health.