Graig Donnelly

Graig Donnelly is the director of Detroit Revitalization Fellows, which pairs emerging leaders from across the nation with civic, community, and economic development organizations at the forefront of Detroit’s revitalization efforts. Donnelly grew up in Detroit, and earned his master’s degree in architecture  from the University of Detroit Mercy.

Donnelly’s career , which has bridged design, fundraising, nonprofit management and teaching, prepared him perfectly to shape the Detroit Revitalization Fellows into a national model for urban fellowships. He describes his most important role as designing meaningful relationships and opportunities that result in sustainable futures for people and place.