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Two unique giving groups — Friends of Kinder Institute and Kinder Institute Corporate Council — provide critical fuel that drives innovative research, dynamic programs and thought-provoking studies.

Friends of Kinder Institute

Individuals, family foundations and donor-advised funds. Friends of Kinder Institute supporters foster engagement on the most pressing urban challenges while interacting with leaders, decision-makers and researchers in the urban sector.

Kinder Institute Corporate Council

Corporations, corporate foundations and other organizations. Corporate Council supporters enjoy the opportunity to interact and engage with urban experts through a wide variety of programs and events.


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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 Coordinator, Kinder Institute for Urban Research