Alice Carle serves as program director for The Kresge Foundation’s national Arts & Culture Program. Her responsibilities include guiding the strategic direction for the program, overseeing the general operations of the Arts & Culture team, and developing initiatives and strategic approaches to address issues in the field of arts and culture. In addition, Alice manages a grant portfolio.
“I’ve always been interested in community development. Through my work at Kresge, I’ve come to appreciate the powerful role the arts play in bridging differences, addressing community issues and creating vibrant cities,” Alice says. “I’ve embraced this opportunity to take on a new challenge and learn more about how the arts can enhance and enliven the places where we live and work.”
Alice joined Kresge in 2004 as a program officer with responsibility for grantmaking activities across all sectors. From 2000 to 2002, she served as a program assistant with Pacific Northwest Giving at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Earlier, Alice held several administrative positions, including manager of the resource center at the Crisis Clinic in Seattle.
A graduate of John Carroll University in Cleveland, Alice earned a master’s degree in public policy from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan.