StoryCorps Podcast Series

Posted on January 10, 2017

Stephen Heyman and Mike Pratt

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.

New York Foundation board member Stephen Heyman tells his friend and fellow board member Mike Pratt about the foundation and its legacy. Mike is the president of the Scherman Foundation. Steve has served on the New York Foundation board since 1979, and is the great-grandnephew of the Heinsheimer brothers who’s original donation endowed the foundation.

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.