A unique and defining asset

The commitment of our member institutions has been a unique and defining asset of Living Cities. They share our convictions and know that no one institution can undo racial inequality alone. Our board comprises senior leaders from our member institutions. With their support, we are striving to disrupt the status quo and prioritize long-term, systemic fixes.

Board Chairs

Brandee McHale Head of Community Investing and Development, Citi, and President, Citi Foundation (Board Chair)
Joe Scantlebury Vice President for Program Strategy, W.K. Kellogg Foundation (Vice Chair)
Don Chen President, Surdna Foundation (Treasurer)

Executive Committee

Ryan Rippel Director, US Economic Mobility and Opportunity, United States Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Board Members

Jim Baek Vice President, Deutsche Bank Community Development, Deutsche Bank
Shané Harris Vice President, Inclusive Solutions, Prudential Financial Head of Social Responsibility and Partnerships and President, The Prudential Financial Foundation
Tawa Mitchell Senior Program Officer, Chicago Commitment, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Rip Rapson President & CEO , The Kresge Foundation
Otis Rolley Senior Vice President, Equity and Economic Opportunity (USA), The Rockefeller Foundation
Celine Suarez Head of Corporate Sustainability and Reporting and Executive Director, Global Sustainable Finance Group, Morgan Stanley

Our Board Member Institutions