Richard Rapson

President & Chief Executive Officer at The Kresge Foundation

Richard Rapson

Richard Rapson

President & Chief Executive Officer at The Kresge Foundation

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McKnight Foundation
The Kresge Foundation

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8

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Chief Executive Officer at M-1 Rail

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Chief Executive Officer at The Downtown Detroit Partnership

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Professional at Encompass Health Corp.

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Vice President & Chief Investment Officer at The Kresge Foundation

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Detroit Economic Growth Association

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Professional at Assurant, Inc.

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Penske Automotive Group, Inc.

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Senior Executive Vice President, Private Client Group & Regional Banking Director, Chair of Michigan at Huntington Bancshares, Inc.

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Invest Detroit Foundation

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, Inc.

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Richard Rapson
President & Chief Executive Officer at The Kresge Foundation
Education
Class of 1981

Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

Class of 1974

Pomona College offers curriculum in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. It was founded in 1887 and it is headquartered in Claremont, CA

Law Degree

Columbia Law School is a professional graduate school of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League. Columbia is regarded as one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation and has always been ranked in the top five by U.S. News and World Report.Founded in 1858, Columbia has produced a large number of distinguished alumni including two Presidents of the United States (Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt); nine Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States;numerous U.S. Cabinet members and Presidential advisers; U.S. Senators, Representatives, and Governors; and more members of the Forbes 400 than any other law school.

Career History
President & Chief Executive Officer
2006 - Current

The Kresge Foundation is a $3.1 billion private, national foundation headquartered in Metropolitan Detroit, in the suburb community of Troy. The goals and aspirations of seven narrowly defined programs guide its grantmaking and investing. In 2012, the Board of Trustees approved 410 awards totaling $130.5 million; $150.3 million was paid out to grantees over the course of the year. The way we work Kresge has redefined itself as a strategic philanthropy, having completed a historic transition that began in 2007. Long known for its exclusive use of the challenge grant to help local communities raise the funds necessary for major construction and renovation projects, it now employs an array of funding methods to address and advance a set of narrowly defined programmatic objectives. “The brilliance of Sebastian Kresge is best exhibited in his guiding wish that the foundation ‘promote human progress,’” explains Elaine D. Rosen, chairwoman of the Board of Trustees. “It is the responsibility of the board and staff to interpret his maxim and to take the foundation where it needs to go to be relevant in the 21st century. Redefining ourselves as a strategic philanthropy represents our efforts to fulfill this responsibility.”

President
1999 - 2005

The McKnight Foundation operates as a philanthropic organization. Its services include grantmaking, coalition-building and encouragement of strategic policy reforms. The company was founded by William L. McKnight and Maude L. McKnight in 1953 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN

Partner
1981 - 1989

Leonard, Street and Deinard's clients range from individuals and start-up businesses to Fortune 500 companies. The firm's more than 200 attorneys serve every sector of the economy -- construction, commercial, service, financial, health care, energy, real estate, manufacturing and industrial -- and a number of its long-time clients have grown from small, privately held enterprises to major national and international public companies.

Boards & Committees
Chairman, Board of Directors
2016 - Current

Living Cities, Inc. engages in local community development corporations. The firm build homes, stores, schools, and community facilities. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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