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June 01, 2015
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Karen Brooks Hopkins Stages a Success Story

Bryan Thomas/The New York Times/Redux

MAKING DREAMS REAL: Though she started out wanting to be an actress, Karen Brooks Hopkins says that at the Brooklyn Academy of Music she discovered the power of fundraising: 
“If you could find the resources to make creative work happen, you could do anything.”

Even with one foot out the door, Karen Brooks Hopkins can’t help keeping her eye on the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s bottom line. Ms. Hopkins, the institution’s president, helped turn her farewell gala into a windfall for the academy’s...

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