StoryCorps Podcast Series

Posted on August 4, 2015

Maria Mottola and Holly Delany Cole

Every day, we encounter community leaders and organizers whose stories deserve to be shared and celebrated. The New York Foundation partnered with StoryCorps to craft a new lot of short-interview series featuring our trustees, grantees, and former grantees in conversations that get to the heart of what matters in their work.

Maria Mottola, New York Foundation executive director, talks about growing up in the same neighborhood as Holly Delany Cole, a New York Foundation trustee, in Long Island, NY, in the midst of racial tensions of the 1960’s.


Produced and recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. The interviews afford a raw encounter with the personal trials and triumphs of advocates, and an unmediated perspective on community-driven efforts in New York City.