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President’s Corner

Recent Events

January 14, 2015

San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank's Creative Placemaking conference

Discussion of creative placemaking, coinciding with the release of the bank's latest issue of Community Development Investment Review. (Video of discussion.)

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 (Video from event)

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

Upcoming Events

Upcoming events are posted as they are scheduled.

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.