The Lowry Foundation

A nonprofit organization

2023 was a remarkable year for Lowry. The Lowry Redevelopment Authority (LRA) has completed its work of designing our beautiful neighborhood, and The Lowry Foundation, which was founded and generously supported by the LRA, is celebrating its 25th Anniversary. As it sunsets, the LRA has passed the baton to The Lowry Foundation to preserve, protect, and enhance all of the things that make Lowry the special, award-winning neighborhood it is.

Looking to the future without LRA, The Lowry Foundation needs the support of the community now more than ever. We hope you will consider coming into the fold for the first time or supporting us again. Your donation will 

Your financial contribution supports The Lowry Foundation’s ongoing work, including:

  • Owning, maintaining, and making widely available the historic Eisenhower Chapel as Lowry’s community gathering place.
  • Preserving and sharing the history of the Lowry.
  • Owning and protecting the public art owned by the Foundation.
  • Elevating the life and spirit of those who live and work in Lowry through activities that support inclusion, life-long learning, history, the arts, popular culture, and wellness.
  • Building a community master plan with community input and funding projects through our Starbright Fund that enhance the quality of life in Lowry.

Please join us in our important work to preserve the legacy and spirit of Lowry. If you would like to discuss what giving level is right for you, please get in touch with Jeane Larkins, our Interim Executive Director, at 303-344-0481.

Board of Directors

+ Kittie Hook, Chair

+ Tim Vacca, Vice Chair

+ Barb Volpe, Treasurer

+ Karen House, Secretary

+ Derek Camunez, Board Member

+ Denny Head, Board Member

+ Evan Lasky, Board Member

+ Kristin Salinger, Board Member

+ Olivia Thompson, Board Member

+ Barbara Williams, Board Member


The Lowry Foundation preserves the legacy and spirit of Lowry.

The Lowry Spirit arises from:

+ Diversity, equity, and inclusion

+ A culture of philanthropy and service

+ Education and lifelong learning

+ History and the arts

+ Wellness

+ Sustainability

+ Leadership and Innovation

Background Statement

The Lowry Redevelopment Authority (LRA) was formed after the closure of Lowry Air Force Base in 1994 to lead the transformation of the old military base into a new mixed-use community. Four years later, The Lowry Foundation was born based on a Resolution of the LRA's Board of Directors. The Lowry Foundation was incorporated on April 30, 1998, and received its 501(c)3 status from the Internal Revenue Service in June 1998. The Articles of Incorporation state: "To assist the Lowry Economic Redevelopment Authority in fulfilling its purposes, including but not limited to raising revenue for the purpose of constructing public improvements, including parks, recreational and athletic facilities, within or for the benefit of the Lowry Community."

The early work of The Lowry Foundation was primarily purchasing and installing a collection of public artworks in Lowry parks that were funded through the LRA by one of the Denver Urban Renewal Authority's (DURA) "percent-for-art" programs.

In 2008, the Lowry Redevelopment Authority transferred the historic Eisenhower Chapel ownership to the Foundation. This Chapel is essential because it is on the National Register of Historic Places and was designated a landmark in 1981 by the Landmark Commission. Under the Foundation's management, the nondenominational Chapel has become Lowry's town hall.

Organization Data


Organization name

The Lowry Foundation

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Community Improvement & Capacity Building, Arts, Culture & Humanities, Public & Societal Benefit

Organization Size

Medium Organization


293 Roslyn Street
Denver, CO 80230


293 Roslyn Street
Denver , CO 80230

Service areas

Denver County, CO, US


303 344 0481



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