Please join us in welcoming our new Director of Development of Institutional Advancement, Mr. John Frank.

Prior to his appointment as the Director of Development at Hostos Community College, Mr. Frank served as a Major Gift Officer at the Brooklyn College Foundation where he managed a select portfolio of alumni. For thirteen years, John was the Director of Development and Public Relations for AABR, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to people with disabilities. He was responsible for all aspects of development: creating strategic plans, managing events (galas, golf outings, and cocktail parties), authoring grants, soliciting and cultivating donors as well as crafting newsletters and press releases.
 
Since 2003, John has taught as an Adjunct Lecturer at LaGuardia Community College, courses in Criminology, Sociology, Politics, Law and Human Rights and Leadership. On occasion, he’s taught marketing and business-related courses for Baruch College’s Continuing and Professional Studies program. His past experience includes teaching in the New York City school system, most notably at Stuyvesant High School where he taught History and Spanish.
 
Mr. Frank is an active member of his community, having served as a Member of Community Board #7 in Flushing. He is a past President of the Thomas Jefferson Democratic Club, former President of the Northshore Anti-Graffi Volunteers and former Big Brother for Brothers Big Sisters of New York City.
 
John served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay. He earned a BA from Columbia University and a MPP from Harvard University’s John. F. Kennedy School of Government.