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  • Image: Route of Tren Maya/Mayan Train

    Mexican president targets U.S. philanthropy, but it’s Mexican civil society that could take the hit

    by Michael Layton

    On Friday August 28, 2020, four days before I officially became the W.K. Kellogg Chair for Community Philanthropy at the Johnson Center, I knew what the topic of my inaugural blog for this platform would be.

    That day, Mexico’s president, …

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  • Photo: Michael Layton

    Meet Michael Layton, the new W.K. Kellogg Community Philanthropy Chair at the Johnson Center

    Michael Layton, Ph.D., joined the Johnson Center on September 1, 2020 as the second holder of the W.K. Kellogg Community Philanthropy Chair.

    Before he began in this new position, Tory Martin, director of communications and engagement, sat down virtually with Dr. Layton to …

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