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President’s Corner

Recent Events

October 1, 2014

Detroit – A speech about why Detroit is a powerful backdrop for a discussion on the future of cities.

September 23, 2014

Minneapolis – Speech about approaches to using transit for urban revitalization. Read speech.

June 27, 2014

Aspen, Colo. – Panel discussions on community revitalization.

Upcoming Events

November 12, 2014

Troy Chamber of Commerce

Troy, Mich. – Speech about Kresge's regional impact

November 13, 2014

Boston Federal Reserve Bank's Working Cities Conference

Boston – Speech about the importance of cross-sector collaboration in strengthening city renewal efforts

December 10, 2014

The Aspen Institute's Philanthropy Roundtable

Aspen, Colo. – Interview with Roundtable Director Jane Wales about the role of philanthropy in America’s cities

President’s Corner serves as an archive of speeches delivered by Kresge Foundation President and CEO Rip Rapson at events around the country. We add complete versions of speeches after each is delivered.

We hope you will share speeches you find valuable with others interested in the foundation, its work to expand opportunity in America’s cities, or philanthropy in general.