Jack Fowler

Jack Fowler is a Senior Philanthropy Consultant at American Philanthropic, where he helps advise donors and manage giving programs. He also serves as Director of the Center for Civil Society, which produces educational resources for nonprofit leaders and donors that offer practical advice, ideas, training, and tools that help civil society leaders achieve their missions.

Before joining American Philanthropic, Jack served over three decades at National Review in various capacities, including as publisher, and oversaw publishing, promotion, and fundraising and development operations. He also contributed articles regularly and hosts a popular podcast with Victor Davis Hanson. He has served on numerous boards, including the American Mental Health Foundation, The Human Life Foundation, The Frontier Center, and GenJustice, and for over a decade was a White House Fellows program regional judge.

Jack graduated from Regis High School in New York and Holy Cross in Worcester (Mass.), where he majored in philosophy. A member of the Knights of Columbus, he and his wife Sharon have five children and live in Milford, Connecticut.

SCOTUS stays New York Court ruling restricting Yeshiva University’s religious identity

The shocking June decision by a city judge, widely seen as a threat to the First Amendment, coalesced a multi-denominational pushback in support of both the nation’s oldest Jewish college and religious liberty

Tidings from Gates’s latest transfer of wealth

The world’s fourth richest man hands his foundation a historic wad of cash, motivated by the need to help ‘suffering people.’

Americans show bipartisan concern about cash-bulging foundations and donor-advised funds

A new survey shows there may be one issue uniting both ends of the political spectrum: unease at the wealth-amassing of charities and DAFs.

Buffett bequests billions for abortion

Warren Buffet’s mega estate—$90 billion and counting—is poised to flood the abortion movement.

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Judge’s ruling not kosher with religious liberty advocates

A New York City court has dealt Yeshiva University, and religious liberty, a blow.

They are not the unremembered dead

Lee Edwards will see his idea and dream of profoundly remembering the victims of Marxist-Leninism become a reality.

A charitable thing happened on the way to Jericho

In Father Robert Sirico’s splendid new book, “The Economics of the Parables,” the essence of a more complete meaning of charity is found in Christ’s most well-known tale

Wyss-ful thinking: Swiss philanthropy and American elections

A “new George Soros”—the Swiss-born Wyss—has begun imitating the latter’s model, allegedly leveraging his billions to influence American elections.

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World’s richest man curious about who is bankrolling oblique leftist nonprofits

A Washington Free Beacon article investigates secretive, leftist nonprofits opposing Elon Musk’s Twitter bid. Who are these people?

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The John and Daria Barry Foundation: Investing in local anti-poverty initiatives

The Barry Foundation and the Woodson Center demonstrate how local knowledge can create solutions to fighting poverty.