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The formation of In Dialogue is inspired by the breadth of Ruth DeYoung Koher II’s life and giving—non-hierarchical and committed to structural change, with an unwavering generosity and a dedication to the unexpected. Through a substantial, sustained level of support, these multi-year initiatives uplift organizations undertaking ambitious, transformative work with long-term impact.

Each initiative invites organizations with compelling and distinct approaches to legacy stewardship, institutional leadership, burgeoning art models, or global practices. The initiatives are anchored by the understanding that cultural production is reshaped and reimagined through collective exchange and collaboration. An integral aspect of In Dialogue is its emphasis on generosity and knowledge sharing, with the goal to publish, convene, share, and learn alongside one another.