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Ridgway White

President and CEO, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Ridgway White is president and CEO of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, headquartered in Flint, Michigan. Established by an automotive pioneer in 1926, Mott is a private philanthropy supporting projects that promote a just, equitable, and sustainable society. Grantmaking is focused in four programs: Civil Society, Education, Environment, and Flint Area. Offices are in Flint, metropolitan Detroit, Johannesburg, and London.

White is a driving force behind public-private partnerships aimed at revitalizing Flint and strengthening its education continuum. He was instrumental in helping Flint return to Detroit’s water system — a critical first step in bringing safe drinking water back to the community. He is also passionate about protecting and restoring the Great Lakes, increasing access to high-quality afterschool programs for all children, and advancing community philanthropy, both locally and globally.