As part of The Los Angeles Sparks #WeAreWomen campaign, began in 2015, the Los Angeles Sparks named Brotherhood Crusade President and CEO Charisse Bremond Weaver 2021 Woman of the Year.
Natalie White, Interim President & COO, Los Angeles Sparks said, “Charisse is someone who leads by example, a true pioneer for the community of Los Angeles and we are so proud to honor her as our #WeAREWOMEN, 2021 Woman of the Year. She inspires us all to continue to be helpful, be hopeful and to be a servant to all youth and families.”
Stacy Hill-Williams, Executive Vice President Brotherhood Crusade said, “We just want to thank the Los Angeles Sparks for sharing and uplifting Charisse in this most profound way. We appreciate the Sparks organization and look forward to our continued partnership.”
The #WeAreWomen campaign was launched in an effort to honor stand-out women and young girls in the Los Angeles community who share the Sparks’ goals of empowering the Los Angeles community and females of all ages. The Sparks also honored five other Los Angeles women who exemplify the following categories: Health & Wellness, Women & Girls Empowerment, Social Justice, Youth Sports, and Military/Veteran Affairs.
Charisse is a passionate, dedicated leader in the not-for-profit sector. Her focus and desire are to serve her community and make it a better environment for those she touches and those they touch. Charisse is leading the Brotherhood Crusade that was founded by her late father Walter Bremond in 1968 and her mentor Institution Builder Danny J. Bakewell Sr., who led the organization for 35 years. She’s been the President and CEO of the Brotherhood Crusade for more than 15 years. Her team directly serves approximately 3,000 low-income youth and young adults between the ages of 10 to 24 daily through various trauma-informed youth development programs and impacts more than 20k youth, young adults and families annually.