Candace Carponter (she/her)
Candace Carponter is a graduate of Cornell University and received her JD from George Washington University School of Law. While in Washington, Candace worked on Capitol Hill, and after law school, she took a position as a staff attorney with the Civil Division of The Legal Aid Society. For the past twenty-seven years, she has headed her own law practice, now located in Downtown Brooklyn, where she specializes in real estate transactions and litigation, and supportive housing. From 2008 to 2013, Candace served as a member of the Board of Trustees at the Berkeley Carroll School, a private school in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY where she sat on the Committee on Trustees, the Buildings, and Grounds Committee, and the Development Committee. In the 13 years that her daughter attended school there, she participated in and spearheaded many fundraising activities for the school, including the gift of the Class of 2012, the largest gift given to BC by a graduating class. Candace currently is a Board Member of Everybody's Reading, a not-for-profit organization engaged in training educators in New York City to teach children with learning issues, including dyslexia. Examples of Candace’s other extracurricular activities include serving as managing attorney for the Legal Team and on the Steering Committee of Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn, a community organization founded to fight the private taking of 23 acres in the middle of brownstone Brooklyn for a basketball arena, which raised over $2 million to support its efforts. She also served as Co-Chair of the Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods, a coalition of 40 community groups organized to address the negative impacts of the proposed "Atlantic Yards". She is actively engaged in community issues surrounding overdevelopment in Brooklyn, and statewide issues involving climate change and raising the minimum wage. Candace is the very proud mom of Alia, an EMIA and Alvin Ailey School graduate, who now attends Skidmore College, majoring in Dance and International Affairs, both passions which were nurtured and flourished under Mr. Mosley's tutelage.
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