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Nineteen people sit together in conversation at two long conference room tables at a Builders and Benefactors convening

Throughout our years of work, we at Living Cities have analyzed the mechanisms of capitalism that have gotten us here. We understand the systemic racism that has been at the core of our capitalist system since our country’s founding, and we are looking to create the best ways to leverage parts of capitalism for a […]

A person wearing a mask and gloves scoops food into a to-go container at an outdoor farmers market

John Williams of the Native American Community Development Institute, a Kauffman grantee, discusses how they are strengthening the economic development ecosystem in the Twin Cities with and for the urban Indian community living there.

A photo of Olatunji Ajani

Olatunji Ajani is a program officer – heartland strategy in Entrepreneurship for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. He manages a broad grant portfolio to foster inclusive prosperity through entrepreneurship in the Heartland, building and maintaining community outreach efforts and relationships relevant to our work. Prior to joining the Kauffman Foundation, Ajani worked with the Aspen Network of Development […]

A photo of Ori Solomon

Ori Solomon is a front desk receptionist in Talent & Culture for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. He provides front office support to clients and associates and assists with day-to-day administrative responsibilities. Prior to joining the Kauffman Foundation, Solomon was an event coordinator and store manager with Betty Rae’s Ice Cream, where he coordinated and […]

A photo of Dawn Kernen

Dawn Kernen is a data knowledge and operations specialist in Technology for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. She is responsible for working with program areas and external vendors to define and manage business data, data systems and relationships, while providing operational support to make Kauffman a data-enabled organization. Prior to joining the Kauffman Foundation, Kernen […]

A photo of Meredith Walrafen

Meredith Walrafen is a program officer – heartland strategy in Entrepreneurship for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. She manages a broad grant portfolio to foster inclusive prosperity through entrepreneurship in the heartland, building and maintaining community outreach efforts and relationships relevant to our work. Prior to joining the Kauffman Foundation, Walrafen was the program manager […]

A photo of Dan Earnest

Dan Earnest is an executive administrative assistant in Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where he works to support internal understanding of racial equity principles policies, and practices. He provides executive-level support for Traci O’Neal Ellis, Senior Director for Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Prior to joining the Foundation, Earnest was the production […]