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Diana Echevarria Joins The Tow Foundation as Senior Program Officer

The Tow Foundation is pleased to announce that Diana Echevarria has joined its team as senior program officer.

In her newly created role, Diana will work closely with the president of the Foundation and the program team to envision, identify and cultivate potential grant opportunities and support the Foundation’s overall philanthropic strategy.

With extensive experience leading strategic partnerships and programs, Diana brings a collaborative, equity-centered approach to program creation and expansion at the Foundation.

“Diana comes to the Foundation at a very exciting time,” said Emily Tow, president of The Tow Foundation. “We are thrilled to have her wide-ranging expertise on staff as we continue to grow our grantmaking and prioritize philanthropic innovation.”

Prior to joining the Foundation, Diana spent five years as the senior director of grantmaking at the Newman’s Own Foundation, where she led the launch of a fellowship program to diversify the not-for-profit and philanthropic sectors. Before that, she was the executive director of North American programs for the MAC AIDS Fund. Diana also served on the presidential search committee for the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy and is an active member of the advisory committee for Girls Inc. Westchester.

“It is uplifting to be part of The Tow Foundation, whose values align so squarely with mine,” said Diana. “I am incredibly excited to join this dynamic team as we continue bringing Leonard and Claire Tow’s vision and passion to life.”