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Rishi Moudgil

Executive Director, GreenLight Detroit

Rishi Moudgil became the founding executive director of GreenLight Fund Detroit in 2017 after leading numerous initiatives as an innovator, builder, and convener across sectors to drive positive change.

Previously, Rishi was the founder and managing director of the University of Michigan (U-M) Center for Social Impact and led U-M’s Nonprofit and Public Management Center among the schools of public policy, business, and social work. As a consultant and coach, he has advised both start-up social enterprises and large educational institutions.

Early in his career, Rishi founded K-grams Inc., a national mentoring and literacy program that served thousands of college and elementary students annually. He then led a pioneering effort nationally to launch and support businesses across the State of Michigan called the Great Lakes Entrepreneur’s Quest.

Rishi has been named an American Express Next Gen fellow with Independent Sector, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Grand Angel, and U-M Outstanding Legacy Award recipient. As a filmmaker, Rishi has led storytelling projects with youth of color across platforms that leverage social action. He earned his Bachelor’s degree, MA in Education, and MBA all from U-M.

Rishi’s GreenLight

Working collectively, we can create significant, positive change that addresses pressing social challenges.

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Chris Bowers

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Diarra Brooks

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Jane Case

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Carrie B. Cook

Executive Director, GreenLight Charlotte

Joli Cooper

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