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John Koprowski: Funeral to be held December 20

| December 18, 2017

Remembering John Koprowski

Wednesday, December 20 at Noon

The Church of St. Ignatius Loyola
980 Park Avenue at 84th Street, NYC

John Koprowki

John Koprowski passed away on Friday, December 15, surrounded by friends. He had been hospitalized since June after undergoing heart surgery.

John was a fixture in the cabaret community and served as treasure for MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets).

John received a BS in Accounting from St. Peter’s College and an MBA in Economics from NYU. After two years working with the CPA firm of Deloitte & Touche, he received his CPA license. Upon leaving public accounting, John worked for twelve years with the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation in Brooklyn as the VP for Accounting and Information Systems. Subsequently in 1982, he joined the Ford Foundation, first as Comptroller and later as Treasure and Director of Financial Services. In 1993 John left Ford to start a consulting firm, John J. Koprowski & Associates, working exclusively in the non-profit sector. The firm’s client list included civil and human rights organizations, arts organizations, policy and advocacy groups, membership organizations, and international capacity building groups. John was previously a board member of the New York Regional Association of Grantmakers. He also ran a part-time tax advisory and tax preparation service.

As a member of the arts community, John produced and performed four cabaret shows and appeared at many clubs in the NYC area. As an actor, he belonged to the award-winning Blue Coyote Theatre Company and had also appeared in and co-produced a number of shows with Without Papers Productions, a company that he co-founded. Recently, John was seen in several independent films, including The Third Testament, which has been presented at several festivals. John was the Board Treasurer of the Singers Forum for over ten years and recently had joined the board of the Astoria Performing Arts Center.

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