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From the President

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Events

  • League Of American Orchestras national conference

    Upcoming:
    June 8, 2017

    Plenary  program on the role of arts and culture. 

  • Mackinac Policy Conference 2017

    Upcoming:
    June 1, 2017

    Panel discussion on Hope Starts Here: Detroit’s Early Childhood Partnership, an initiative launched by Kresge and W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

  • Release of 2017 Detroit Reinvestment Index

    May 17, 2017

    Keynote presentation about the Detroit Reinvestment Index as part of the formal release of the latest results of the annual survey, at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.

  • M-1 RAIL Grand Opening

    May 12, 2017

    Address/public letter as part of grand opening celebration for launch of QLINE light-rail service. 

  • Student African American Brotherhood annual conference

    April 7, 2017

    Welcome address highlighting Kresge's support of SAAB and commitment to improving lives of boys and men of color.

  • Launch event for SPARCC (the Strong, Prosperous And Resilient Communities Challenge)

    March 30, 2017

    Address on investing in America's future at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York City.

In the News

May 24, 2017 5:30 PM EDT
Kresge President and CEO Rip Rapson, unveiling the 2017 Detroit Reinvestment Index at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. last week, summarized key results of the latest survey of national business leaders and local entrepreneurs, discussed trends driving Detroit’s revitalization and...
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From the Library

Speeches

A letter from Kresge President and CEO Rip Rapson in honor of retiring Michigan Opera Theatre founder David DiChiera, as...

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2017
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Commentary

A statement by Kresge Foundation President and CEO Rip Rapson about the Hope Starts Here: Detroit’s Early Childhood Partnership, a...

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2016
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Newsletters

Issues of Volume 1 (2016) and 2 (2017) of the weekly newsletter News From The Kresge Foundation, containing information about funding...

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2016
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