Raquel Thueme


Ruth Mott Foundation

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Raquel Thueme is President of the Ruth Mott Foundation, whose grantmaking is focused on improving outcomes for residents of north Flint, Mich. As Vice President of Programs, she led the development, implementation, and evaluation of grantmaking and community engagement and facilitated the launch of the Foundation’s strategic plan.Previously, she was President & CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit and held leadership positions with Trinity Health. Born and raised in Detroit, Raquel – the only child in her family born in the U.S. after they left Mexico – witnessed firsthand the challenges facing post-industrial cities and considers the Ruth Mott Foundation’s focus a personal endeavor.

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