Donald Karp joined the Board of Directors of The Friends of Thirteen, Inc. in October, 2002.
He has been a member of the Broad National Bank Board of Directors since 1972. He was named Vice Chairman of the Board in 1976, and was elected Chairman of the Board in 1985, in addition to Chief Executive Officer in 1991. An Attorney at Law, he practiced law until becoming CEO of the Bank in 1991. On July 31, 1999, Broad National Bank was merged into Independence Community Bank of New York at which time he became a Member of the Board of Directors of Independence Community Bank and Independence Community Bank Corp., and occupied the position of Vice Chairman. Upon the sale of Independence Community Bank to Sovereign Bank in 2006, he became a member of Sovereign Bank’s Divisional Board of New York. As an attorney, he is licensed in New Jersey and New York with offices in Newark, New Jersey. He attended Newark Public Schools until 1950; attended United States Capitol Page School, Washington, D.C., 1952 & 1953; Graduate of Montclair Academy, 1954; Graduate of University of Vermont, B.A., 1958; Graduate of The Cornell Law School, J.D., 1961. His military history began as 1st Lt., United States Army Infantry, 1962-1964. His affiliations are: Member of the New Jersey and New York Bar Associations; Council of Trustees, New Jersey Performing Arts Center; Board Member, The Newark Museum; LISC (Local Initiative Support Committee); The Friends of Newark Public Library; The Newark Preservation & Landmarks Committee; The Newark Connection; Newark History Society; Independence Community Foundation; Board Member & Vice Chairman, Independence Community Bank; Advisory Committee, Greater Newark Conservancy; Advisory Board, New Jersey College of Medicine & Dentistry.