Alice Carle serves as program advisor for The Kresge Foundation’s national Arts and Culture Program.
“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. In 2009, she became program director for the Arts and Culture Program while also serving as a program officer for the Detroit Program, where she helped build out the Arts Support Program and the Fellowship Program before turning to the Arts and Culture Program full time. She served as program director for seven years. 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.
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