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Elspeth A. Revere

Vice President, Media, Culture, and Special Initiatives

Elspeth Revere is Vice President of Media, Culture, and Special Initiatives of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Her responsibilities include support for media in a technologically changing environment; a changing set of special initiatives – currently, work is underway on strengthening American democracy; arts and culture in Chicago; grants in response to special opportunities, and the Foundation's program of institutional grants.

Revere joined the Foundation as a program officer in 1991. She was promoted to Associate Director of the program in 1992, to Director in 1998 and to Vice President in 2006. Prior to joining the Foundation, she was President of the Woodstock Institute, a nonprofit policy research organization working to increase private sector investment in low-income neighborhoods, Director of Program Development for the city of Chicago's Department of Housing, and a Senior Planner in the Department of Development and Planning. She has also worked on community development projects in Guatemala.

Revere holds a master's degree in urban policy and planning from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a bachelor's degree in anthropology from the University of Chicago.

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