Prattfolio Fall/Winter 2010 "Brooklyn Issue"
Pratt’s connections with Brooklyn grew out of the close ties that Charles Pratt, the Institute’s founder, had to Clinton Hill, where he built homes for his family as well as a number of the brownstones and mansions that border the Brooklyn campus and give the neighborhood its distinctive character. In the borough at large, Charles Pratt was known as a leading philanthropist and visionary. Today, with more than 3,500 alumni in Brooklyn, Pratt’s influence can be felt in almost every neighborhood and sector of the borough. From graduates who have helped make this one of the most culturally and artistically vibrant places in the world, to faculty, staff, and students who devote their time and talents to enriching the lives of local youth and developing sustainable resources for the community, Pratt, like its founder, has left an indelible mark on Brooklyn. At the same time, Brooklyn remains a constant source of inspiration for the Pratt community.