Madonna has always had an eye on Detroit as a place she wanted to give back, said Sarah Ezzy, senior adviser at Global Philanthropy Group in Los Angeles, which has been managing the pop star’s philanthropy for about five years.
“It was just finding the right way to do that” and the right time, she said.
Detroit’s move through the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history in a bid to start fresh certainly drew Madonna’s eye, Ezzy said.
Her availability to pay a visit last year was another consideration. “For her, being there is very important, going and meeting folks”.
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