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Episode 2 available for Philanthropy & The City, a Kresge-USC video series exploring philanthropy and urban leadership

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Philanthropy & the City Trailer

A new five-episode video series, Philanthropy & The City 2022, debuted this month from The USC Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy and The Kresge Foundation.

The series brings together some of the nation’s foremost leaders at the intersection of philanthropy and urban leadership. Hosted by Kresge President & CEO Rip Rapson, the conversations explore the essential role of community in establishing local priorities, how philanthropy varies in the context of mayoral leadership styles and leveraging federal resources at the local level.

The series kicked off on Aug. 4 with former San Antonio mayor and former Department of Housing and Urban Development secretary, Henry Cisneros, discussing the differing approaches used by mayors to influence the future of American cities. Henry and Rip explore the complementarities between local elected priorities and efforts that build cross-sector scaffolding around city government. They also discuss how experienced mayors, city administrators and community advocates practice civic leadership in the context of different communities and governance structures.

Future episodes, which will be released through early October, will feature discussions with Fred Blackwell of The San Francisco Foundation, Mayor Danielle Levine Cava of Miami-Dade County, Mayor Chokwe Lumumba of Jackson, Mississippi, and Cecilia Muñoz, senior advisor at New America and board chair of The Kresge Foundation.

The final three episodes will debut on Kresge’s YouTube page. 

Upcoming Events:

Sept 8: Daniella Levine Cava, Mayor of Miami-Dade County, Florida
Sept. 22: Chokwe Lumumba, Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi
Oct. 6: Cecilia Muñoz, Senior Advisor, New America and Kresge Board Chair

Episode 1: Mayor as a Verb

Episode 2: Regional Solutions for Regional Problems