Roosevelt Institute Board Member and Vice Chair Paul R. Rudd died suddenly on Tuesday, April 28, in New York. Paul joined our board in 2011 and served as chair of the Finance and Investment committee. We will deeply miss his wisdom, knowledge, and kindness, and his commitment to making the world more just and equitable. We send our deepest sympathy and love to his partner Denise and their five-year-old daughter, Violet.
“Just the other day he said to me that the only times this country ever sees real change is when the pain becomes unbearable,” shared Roosevelt President and CEO Felicia Wong. “We should use the pain, he said, for greater good and deep reform of our entire politics, and not settle for the best we can get in a broken system.”