StoryCorps Podcast Series

Posted on July 3, 2014

Denice Willams and Keith Hefner

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 an eight-part short-interview series featuring our trustees, grantees, and former grantees in conversations that get to the heart of what matters in their work.

Denice Williams, assistant commissioner of the NYC Department for Youth and Community Development speaks with Keith Hefner, founder of Youth Communications, a long-time New York Foundation grantee. Both Williams and Hefner serve on the New York Foundation’s board. Hefner refers to Maddy Lee, former executive director of the New York 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.