To bridge structural budget challenges felt by many Rust Belt cities, Kalamazoo, Mich., signed off on the Foundation for Excellence, which was made possible by local philanthropists who wanted to see the city and its residents thrive. (Shutterstock.com)

To bridge structural budget challenges felt by many Rust
Belt cities, Kalamazoo, Mich., signed off on the Foundation for
Excellence, which was made possible by local philanthropists who
wanted to see the city and its residents thrive. (Shutterstock.com)