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2008 Kresge Annual Report

January 1, 2009

By The Kresge Foundation, annual report on the foundation and its grantmaking.

Marcus Belgrave: 2009 Kresge Eminent Artist

January 1, 2009

By The Kresge Foundation, a monograph on the life, art and community contributions of the master trumpet player and 2009 recipient of the Kresge Eminent Artist Award. (2009). The Kresge Foundation.

Detroiter Charles McGee named first-ever Kresge Eminent Artist

December 8, 2008

Hailed as a “father figure to generations of artists,” McGee has devoted much of his life to teaching and mentoring. TROY, Mich. – As Detroiter Charles McGee reflects on the legacy he would like to leave to the world at the denouement of his remarkable 75-year career in the visual…

Kresge President Urges Private Philanthropy to Take a Bolder Role in Revitalizing American Cities

November 12, 2008

Speaking to CEOs for Cities, Rapson outlines long-term foundation strategies to address underlying urban problems. TROY, MICHIGAN – Private philanthropy must work at the heart, rather than at the margins, of the complex economic, social, political and environmental problems plaguing American cities in order to contribute meaningfully to their revitalization…

Philanthropy’s role in urban revitalization

November 6, 2008

The future of philanthropy rides on our willingness to overcome obstacles to strategic action and aspire to a bolder role in our communities. (Address to the CEOs for Cities national meeting, in Chicago.)

Positioning your university for investment: The university and urban renewal

October 22, 2008

I. The Challenge We Face Over the next two days, we will explore the issue of how universities can strengthen their long-term mission and financial sustainability by creating more varied and robust relationships with their communities. When I first came to South Africa in 2006, I was impressed by the…

Kresge Arts in Detroit: Foundation makes $8.8 million investment in local artists and arts-related organizations

October 21, 2008

The multi-faceted effort is designed to support the arts ecosystem in metropolitan Detroit. TROY, Mich. – Surrounded by Mexican muralist Diego Rivera’s larger-than-life frescos depicting Detroit’s industrial might and serenaded by jazz music from the Harvey Reed Quartet, Rip Rapson, president of The Kresge Foundation, unveiled an $8.8 million investment…