Elwood Hopkins is Presidential Fellow of the Kresge Basis.
He’s Founder and Managing Director of Rising Markets, Inc. a consulting agency that has labored with main monetary establishments and grocery store operators to profitably increase their retail operations into low-income neighborhoods nationwide. Purchasers have included Bank of America, Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, Citibank, Capital One, HSBC, Solar Belief, Washington Mutual, Wachovia, and US Bank in addition to Supervalu, Kroger, Superior Markets, and Unified Grocers.
He’s the previous Govt Director of Los Angeles City Funders, a consortium of 21 foundations and companies investing in neighborhoods impacted by the 1992 Civil Unrest, and he was a Trustee of the Los Angeles Reinvestment Committee. He has helped to kind or advise greater than a dozen funder collaboratives in cities nationwide, and is the writer of Collaborative Philanthropies (Rowman and Littlefield, 2001). Elwood stays a Senior Advisor to the USC Heart on Philanthropy and Public Coverage the place he has directed multi-year inquiries, similar to “Prioritizing Place,” and “Drawing on Detroit,” amongst others. He has additionally been enlisted by the Kresge Basis to facilitate its nationwide partnership on financial inclusion, referred to as the Shared Prosperity Partnership, with the Aspen Institute, Brookings Establishment, Dwelling Cities, and the City Institute.
Beforehand, he was a Analysis Scientist on the New York College City Analysis Heart with visiting appointments at universities and analysis facilities in Bangkok, Jakarta, Tokyo, Beijing, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Lagos, Nairobi, Cairo, Istanbul, Rio de Janeiro, and Mexico Metropolis. He has suggested the United Nations Growth Program, the United Nations Heart for Human Settlements (HABITAT), Group of American States, the German Marshal Fund, and the World Bank.
He holds a BA from Harvard College, the place he graduated magna cum laude, and an MA in City Planning from the UCLA Faculty of Public Affairs, the place he was valedictorian and now serves as a Senior Fellow. He’s presently learning within the Actual Property Funding Programme on the Stated Faculty of Enterprise at Oxford College.