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Funder’s Forum Q&a With The Tow Foundation

“Established in 1988 by Leonard and Claire Tow, the Connecticut-based Tow Foundation invests in innovative programs and system reform in the areas of juvenile and criminal justice, groundbreaking medical research, higher education and cultural institutions. Foundation Center asked Emily Tow Jackson, the foundation’s executive director and president:

Q: How did the foundation’s areas of interest, and approach to network- and coalition­­-building evolve?

‘My parents came from very poor families and were self-made. When they had the means to give back, they felt incredible responsibility to help others try to achieve the kind of success that they had. That meant quality secondary education, the ability to travel outside of their communities to see other perspectives, to lead a healthy life, and…'”

Read @ Foundation Center