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Grantee Partners Break Down The Us Capitol Attack

It’s been one week since the attacks on our nation’s Capitol. As the dust settled, our grantee partners released pieces tackling everything from hate symbols to messaging guidelines. See below for four examples of their incredible work: Capitol Rioters Planned for Weeks in Plain Sight. The Police Weren’t Ready. – FRONTLINE | PBS The day … Continued

Statement On The U.S. Capitol Attack

Democracies are forged and sustained on the peaceful transition of power. The Tow Foundation condemns the attack on our nation’s Capitol this week as an act of terror, designed to undermine the very bedrock of our democratic process. The stark difference between the treatment of members of this extremist mob and the protestors involved in … Continued

Grantee Partners Fighting For Transgender Rights

This year was the deadliest on record for the trans community. To commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance (November 20), we highlighted on our Twitter the work of our grantee partners in the context of protecting and celebrating trans lives. Grantee partners Memorial Sloan Kettering, Hospital for Special Surgery and Columbia University Irving Medical Center were all named as … Continued

Sean Cade Joins The Foundation As Grants Manager And Salesforce Administrator

The Tow Foundation is pleased to welcome Sean Cade to its team as grants manager and Salesforce administrator. Previously, Sean was a Salesforce administrator for Hearst Magazine Media and Fortune Magazine. Sean works closely with the program, finance and executive teams to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the Foundation’s grantmaking procedures. He is the … Continued

Next Steps For New York’s “raise The Age” Movement

  Two years ago this month, New York City moved all 16- and 17-year-olds off the Rikers Island prison complex, for good. But young adults ages 18 through 20 stayed behind in the city’s notorious lockup – a place so reviled by human rights advocates that Britain’s Guardian newspaper once declared Rikers a “byword for prison … Continued

Grantee Partners In Medicine Named To Hrc’s Healthcare Equality Index

The Human Rights Campaign LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Index is the national LGBTQ benchmarking tool that evaluates healthcare facilities’ policies and practices related to the equity and inclusion of LGBTQ patients, visitors and employees. This year’s list of leaders in the field included grantee partners Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Hospital for Special Surgery and Columbia … Continued

Ryan Yoch Joins The Foundation As Communications Associate

  The Tow Foundation is pleased to announce that Ryan Yoch has joined its team as communications associate. Prior to joining the Foundation, Ryan was an assistant account executive at McCann New York, where he helped create and implement multimedia advertising campaigns. As the communications associate, Ryan is responsible for developing, executing and supporting strategic … Continued

Emily Bell Named Inaugural Leonard Tow Professor Of Journalism At Columbia University

Columbia Journalism School and The Tow Foundation today announced Emily Bell as the inaugural holder of a newly endowed chair. She will be known as the Leonard Tow Professor of Journalism and Director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism. To learn more about Professor Bell and her work, visit: Columbia Journalism School  

Tow Playwright In Residence Wins Obie Award

The winners of the 65th Annual Obie Awards, which honor achievement off and off-off Broadway, have been announced. Comedian, actor and writer Cole Escola hosted the pre-taped ceremony, which took place virtually on July 14 after being postponed. Will Arbery’s Heroes of the Fourth Turning was honored with an Obie Award for Playwriting and a … Continued

Black Lives Matter

The Tow Foundation stands in solidarity with the Black community and its allies to dismantle the systems that have contributed to the racial injustice and deep, violent oppression in our country. We encourage our peers in philanthropy to do the same, using both their words and actions. Staying silent is not an option. The Tow … Continued