Commissioner Charisse Bremond-Weaver (Courtesy photo)

On behalf of Bakewell Media and the L.A. Sentinel, six exceptional women will be honored at the “Power, Leadership and Influence of the Black Woman” event on Saturday, April 13 at the Fairmont Century Plaza.   

One of the excellent honorees is Charisse Bremond Weaver, the first woman president and CEO of the Brotherhood Crusade, a position she has held for over 18 years. The Brotherhood Crusade was founded by her late father, Walter Bremond, in 1968 and Danny J. Bakewell Sr., who led the establishment for 35 years.  

Bremond Weaver graduated from Utah State University and was commended as Alumna of the Year. She attended the college on a women’s basketball scholarship.  

In her post-graduation career, she made progress with other non-profits in raising funds and increasing their impact.  These skills were a foundation for later growth in the Brotherhood Crusade and other recognitions. 

When Bakewell as president/CEO retired in 2005, the management of the Brotherhood Crusade was given to Bremond Weaver. Under her administration, The Brotherhood Crusade has firmly achieved its goals.   

The Brotherhood Crusade is a “grassroots organization with a vision of improving quality of life and meeting the unmet needs of low-income, underserved, under-represented and disenfranchised individuals,” according to their website 

Charisse Bremond Weaver, 3rd from left, president and CEO of Brotherhood Crusade stands with Proud to be Me Initiative students. (Courtesy photo)

Bremond Weaver not only heads a substantial team but also raised over $75 million and increased the yearly operating budget from $1 million to $11 million in 2006.   

Her team personally serves around 3,000 underprivileged youth and young adults between the ages of 10-24 daily through various trauma-informed youth development programs. It helps more than 20,000 youth, young adults and families annually through Brotherhood Crusade special projects. 

As a community leader,  Bremond Weaver has been acknowledged in 2022 by the NFL and Los Angeles Chargers Inspire Change.  In 2021, she received Los Angeles Sparks Women of the Year. 

In 2019, Bremond Weaver was honored with the Black Business Association Outstanding Community Service Award, KTLA Channel 5 Black Visionary,  KJLH Radio Proven Achiever, and the County of Los Angeles Outstanding Leadership Award. 

Charisse Bremond Weaver (File Photo)



Other commendations include Stephen Curry selecting Brotherhood Crusade as his charity to support for the NBA All-Star game and the African American Film Marketplace/S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase selecting Bremond Weaver as Humanitarian of the Year, both in 2018.  She was also the recipient of Bank of America’s Neighborhood Builder Award in 2017 and in the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award with her husband, George Weaver, in 2014.  

Charisse is a passionate leader in the non-profit sector. She hopes to serve her community and make it a better environment for those she impacts so that they can impact others, too. 


For more information on Bremond Weaver and The Brotherhood Crusade, visit  or follow their Instagram @bhcrusade. 



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