Hello to Our New Board Members!

We are thrilled to welcome Gisela Alvarez and Miyoko Brunner to Morningside Center's Board of Directors.

We are glad and grateful that Gisela Alvarez and Miyoko Brunner have joined Morningside Center's expanding Board of Directors! 

Gisela AlvarezGisela Alvarez led the Donors’ Education Collaborative at The New York Community Trust, where she worked to improve New York City's public schools through system-wide policy reform. Before that, as Senior Project Director at Advocates for Children of New York, she founded and directed legal services programs and led initiatives on school and district accountability; push-out and illegal exclusion of at-risk students; graduation requirements; teacher evaluation; and the needs of immigrant students, youth in foster care, and students with disabilities.  


Miyoko BrunnerMiyoko Brunner is Interim Development Director at City University of New York School of Law, where she manages fundraising in support of student opportunities, clinical programs, and special initiatives. Before that, Miyoko spent over 11 years at the international human rights organization WITNESS, leading events and individual philanthropy strategy and programs. She has consulted and volunteered for organizations including American Documentary, Grand Street Settlement, SparkNYC, and The ELM Project. Miyoko is a proud native New Yorker who now resides in Brooklyn with her husband.