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President’s Corner

Recent Events

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

November 12, 2014

Troy Chamber of Commerce

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

October 21, 2014

Duke University’s Center for Strategic Philanthropy and Civil Society

Durham, N.C. – Presentation on philanthropy's role in Detroit's emergence from bankruptcy. View video  |  Series of related posts on Center for Strategic Philanthropy and Civil Society blog Nov. 14, Nov. 10 and Oct. 29  |  Presentation slides

Upcoming Events

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.