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.


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The Gospel of generosity: Study finds Scripture-engaged Americans are among most generous

Americans who consistently engaged with Scripture gave $145 billion to charity in 2021, says new study from American Bible Society.

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The scoop from the roof

This old world may be getting others down, but one inspired Chicago minister has found a calling that is . . . higher.


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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

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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.’


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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.

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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.

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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.


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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.