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Throughout her career, Valerie has contributed to numerous non-profit organizations and causes aligned with her commiment to higher education, the visual and performing arts, international affairs and services to youth and young adults.  The following organizations have been the primary beneficiaries of her philanthropy, civic engagement and service.


Valerie is a member of the Harvard Business School Alumni Board whose members are selected from a pool of active alumni volunteers to provide input, expertise, and feedback to the leadership of External Relations and Harvard Business School. In addition, Valerie is a past board member of the HBS Club of New York and the HBS Health Industry Alumni Association.


Valerie is a trustee of Morehouse College, where she serves on the compensation and audit committees. Founded in 1867, Morehouse College is a private historically black college in Atlanta, GA whose mission is to develop men with disciplined minds who will lead lives of leadership and service


In October 2021, Valerie established the Rose A. Lanier Brown and Leroy Brown, Jr. Endowment Fund at Savannah State University, in memory of her parents who are alumni of the University and met while students in the mathematics department. The endowment rewards students enrolled in the university’s College of Sciences and Technology.


Valerie is a former member of the board of directors of Jazz at Lincoln Center, where she served on the audit and investment committees. The mission of Jazz at Lincoln Center is to entertain, enrich and expand a global community for jazz through performance, education, and advocacy.


Valerie is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher that convenes government officials, global business leaders and prominent members of the intelligence and foreign

policy communities to discuss international issues.

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Valerie is a member of the Metro-Manhattan (NY) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. Founded in 1946, The Links is a national organization of African American women devoted to strengthening African American communities through fundraising, education, advocacy, and volunteering.

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