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Emmett Carson
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EVENT: Internationally Recognized Social Activist to Speak Feb. 8

1/26/2005 --

Emmett Carson, renowned speaker and nonprofit leader, will discuss the roles of philanthropists and foundations at the Ross School of Business.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Emmett D. Carson, president and CEO of the Minneapolis Foundation, will speak at 5 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Carson's presentation, "Keeping Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream Alive: The Roles of Philanthropists and Foundations," will be held in Room D1273 (Davidson Hall) followed by a discussion session co-sponsored by the Nonprofit and Public Management Center, the Ross School of Business and the Center for Urban Innovation at the U-M School of Social Work.

Carson is an internationally recognized social activist and has published over 75 works on philanthropy and social justice. He is the recipient of numerous nonprofit leadership awards and was recognized several times by the Nonprofit Times as one of the 50 most influential nonprofit leaders in the United States.

Prior to his current position, Carson was the first manager of the Ford Foundation's worldwide grant-making program on philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. He also worked for the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and the Congressional Research Service.

Carson serves on several nonprofit boards including the Council on Foundations, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, Southern Education Foundation and the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute of Public Policy. He received his Ph.D. and MPA in public and international affairs from Princeton University and his bachelor's degree in economics from Morehouse College.

The Nonprofit and Public Management Center is a collaboration of the schools of business, public policy and social work.

The event is free and open to the public



For more information, contact:
Bernie DeGroat
Phone: (734) 936-1015 or 647-1847
Email: bernied@umich.edu