Donate to the Shirley Chisholm Circle

We Need Your Contributions To Make the Shirley Chisholm Commemoration a Reality

The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation is leading the effort to create a Shirley Chisholm Circle in Brower Park. The Shirley Chisholm Circle is supported by Borough President Eric Adams, Council Member Robert Cornegy, Mr. William Howard, the Friends of Brower Park, Inc., and the Brower Park community. We need your donations to bring this beautiful commemorative to life. The new Shirley Chisholm stone marker and plaque invites visitor curiosity and remembrance.  An information sign designed by NYC Parks & Recreation’s Arts & Antiquities staff will be inform visitors of her history and accomplishments. Additional Shirley Chisholm Circle trees will be planted to replace old growth trees as they reach their end of life cycle. Memorial trees are being purchased through community contributions through the New York Tree Trust.

The endowment will ensure that the Memorial Stone Marker and Plaque will be cared for by the NYC Parks, Arts and Antiquities department. The inscription on the plaque will read:

Shirley Chisholm Circle
1924 – 2005
Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm
Educator, Community Activist, N.Y. State
Assembly Member, U.S. Congress Member,
1972 U.S. Presidential Candidate

“When I die I want to be remembered as a women who lived in the twentieth century and who dared to be a catalyst of change.”

You may make a donation through Paypal or by check to Friends of Brower Park, Inc., P.O. Box 339, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11213 or send email to:

All donations are tax deductible.

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All sponsors will be acknowledged at the Commemorative Dedication, on the event program and on the Friends of Brower Park Shirley Chisholm Circle website.


Donate Description Cost Paypal 
Shirley Chisholm Memorial Tree
NY Tree Trust Tree $1800

Memorial Stone Marker with Plaque
Natural Stone with Bronze Plaque $2500

Endowment for care of Stone Marker & Plaque Conservator Services $20,000


All donors will be acknowledged on the Shirley Chisholm Commemoration program and on the Friends of Brower Park Shirley Chisholm webpage.

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Your Contributions and Support are making Brower Park’s Shirley Chisholm Circle a reality. Thank you.


  • William Howard
  • Brooklyn Children’s Museum
  • Borough President Eric Adams
  • Council Member Robert V. Cornegy
  • Friends of Brower Park
  • NYC Parks & Recreation


  • Sarah Gulick
  • I. Savino
  • Patricia Cremins


  • Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams
  • Council Member Robert Cornegy, District 36, Brooklyn
  • Brooklyn Community Board 8
  • Crown Heights North Association
  • Mosaic Baptist Church
  • St. Marks Avenue Independent Block Association
  • George V. Brower School PS 289 & PTA
  • Brooklyn Public Library Brower Park Branch
  • Boys and Girls High School
  • Friends of Brower Park


  • Mosaic Baptist Church
  • BuildOn
  • Repair the World
  • St. Marks Avenue Independent Block Association