Established in 1988, The Tow Foundation is a family foundation committed to promoting justice, wellness, and access to opportunities so that individuals and communities can thrive. Grounded in its work in Connecticut and New York, the Foundation supports visionary leaders and nonprofit organizations that serve historically marginalized populations, helps individuals contribute to their communities and champions advancements and experiences that make it possible for all people to live a healthy and joyous life. To accomplish its goals, the Foundation and its staff of 13 annually disperse approximately $25M in grants to fund innovative nonprofit organizations across its five impact areas: Equity and Justice, Medicine and Public Health, Arts and Culture, Higher Education, and Civic Engagement.

At an exciting moment of growth and continued impact, the Foundation seeks nominations and applications for a Vice President, Strategy and Impact (VP).

A member of the Senior Leadership Team, the VP is an experienced senior leader who will increase and enhance the Foundation’s effectiveness and impact by helping to set organizational strategy and priorities, nurturing external partnerships, and leading the programmatic and communications functions of the Foundation. The VP reports to and will act as a senior advisor to the President. Together they will engage and leverage the counsel of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, with particular emphasis on the next generation of family members. The VP will supervise a team of senior program staff and various communications and event-related consultants and vendors.


This search is being led by Emily Wexler and Stephanie Guidry of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s candidate portal.

The Tow Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and no person shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, veteran status, physical/mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.