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Eileen Wiseman Joins The Foundation As Director Of Strategic Initiatives

New Canaan, CT – The Tow Foundation is pleased to announce that Eileen Wiseman will join their team as Director of Strategic Initiatives on August 3, 2015.

In this newly created role, Wiseman will manage the Foundation’s existing Strategic Initiatives portfolio, which includes programmatic investments in cultural institutions, higher education, and medical innovation. She will also collaborate with the director of justice programs to support current and develop new cross-disciplinary projects, and research and manage new grants and program strategies.

“Eileen stood out among a pool of exceptionally talented candidates. She brings the skills and experience to create non-traditional cross-disciplinary programs that align with a strategic vision. We are excited to have her join our team,” said President and Executive Director Emily Tow Jackson.

“We have known Eileen for many years through our close relationship with Long Wharf Theatre and are delighted that she will be joining the Foundation,” stated Founder and Chairman Leonard Tow. “Her long and varied engagement with arts programs will bring fresh and exciting new perspectives to the Foundation’s cultural arts strategy. Eileen’s intellectual curiosity, vigor, and engagement skills will add measurably to the Foundation’s activities in the areas of medicine, higher education, and justice.”

Wiseman has been the director of development of Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut since 2009. While at Long Wharf, she implemented the Global Health and the Arts series, and was crucial for the success of the capital campaign which funded the renovation of the Claire Tow Stage. Prior to joining Long Wharf, she served as the executive and artistic director of the Westport Arts Center, was the Ideas Curator for the 2009 International Festival of Arts & Ideas, and was a manager with the New York Revels.

“Over the last few years, I have come to know Leonard Tow and Emily Tow Jackson and appreciate the extraordinary vision, integrity, and humanity with which they lead the Foundation. I am deeply honored and excited to work with them to implement their vision,” Wiseman said.