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Thank you for your interest in building better cities and building better lives! The institute’s unique group of donors — Friends of Kinder Institute — are individuals, corporations and other institutions which offer general support, participate in the annual luncheon and invest in specific areas of our mission.

To make a general donation in support of the Kinder Institute, please click here. To participate in the Kinder Institute luncheon, please click here. For other questions, contact information for our team is below.


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Evan Wildstein

  • Director of Development, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
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Sarah White

  • Associate Director of Development, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
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Christopher Bertaut

  • Development Specialist, Kinder Institute for Urban Research