Jared Michael Lowe believes in empowering and investing in people and communities to create a thriving local economy and a just future for all.
With over 15 years of non-profit experience, he’s worked to secure multimillion-dollar capital funding for mission-driven organizations, spearheaded marketing and communication strategies that drove growth and built advocacy, and managed teams through organizational transitions. He has strengths in readying organizations to fundraise, writing compelling and successful grants totaling upwards of $5 million awarded from various sources, capacity building, event planning, communications strategy, and operational and organizational development.
A distinctive voice in the arts and humanities, in 2010, he founded LoweFactor.com, a digital curatorial experience for the savvy urbane millennial, which won numerous awards and received citations from The New York Post, ESSENCE and Okayplayer. His reporting and commentary on visual art, fashion, and race have appeared in NBC News, Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue, the Huffington Post, and EBONY Magazine, among other publications.
He’s a contributing editor for Root Quarterly, an arts and ideas quarterly journal, co-editor of the book, How We Stay Free: Notes on a Black Uprising, and sits on the advisory board for Blue Stoop, whose mission is to support and nurture writers and readers in Greater Philadelphia.
Jared holds a Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Kutztown University.