Meghan Lowney joined The Tow Foundation in January 2024 as Vice President of Strategy and Impact.

In her role, Meghan collaborates closely with the Foundation’s president, Emily Tow, as well as its board of directors and other senior leaders. Meghan brings extensive experience across the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors and holds a deep commitment to equity and justice. She leverages her expertise to build upon the Foundation’s existing priorities, deepen and grow its partnerships and relationships and continue to shape its philanthropic impact.

Before joining the Foundation, Meghan served as the principal at Ripple Effect Consulting and as the executive director of The ZOOM Foundation, supporting the trustees in their grantmaking efforts focused on education and climate change. Earlier in her career she worked to end homelessness as executive director of Operation Hope of Fairfield and founded Five Frogs, a leadership development organization developing a powerful movement of diverse leaders working for an equitable Connecticut. Her experience has equipped her with a deep understanding of social impact organizations, philanthropic strategies, leadership development and the importance of cross-sector collaboration.

In her spare time, Meghan serves on the boards of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England and Five Frogs, Inc. She is an adjunct professor at UConn School of Social Work.

Meghan received her BA in communications and human development from Boston College and her Masters of Social Work from the University of Connecticut. She is a 21/64 Certified Multi-generational Philanthropic Advisor.