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Jim Bildner

Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation

Jim Bildner is CEO of the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, a global venture philanthropy firm investing in early-stage social enterprises that are tackling some of the world’s most challenging problems. He is an adjunct lecturer in public policy and Senior Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he teaches courses on social enterprise and sparking social change.

Bildner is a trustee of the Kresge Foundation and chair of its Investment Committee. He serves on several investment committees of boards with aggregate endowments in excess of $4 billion. Bildner’s prior experience includes 22 years in the private sector, including as a consultant at Deloitte and CEO of two public companies.