The Lowry Foundation

A nonprofit organization

The Lowry Foundation will celebrate 25 years of serving the community in 2023. Our programs and services enhance the quality of life in Denver by creating social connections, celebrating ethnic and cultural diversity, honoring the Lowry legacy and promoting our local businesses. We own and operate a community center in the historic Eisenhower Chapel where you can enjoy community activities such as concerts, film nights and a speaker series. Community members can also use the space for meetings and events. The Foundation owns and cares for 18 public artworks around Lowry that beautify our public spaces. We also produce architecture and public art tours, organize community service volunteer activities and support local non-profits and community groups. 

Sustainable funding is essential for the upkeep of the historic chapel and public artworks and to help us continue offering high-quality community programs and services. Your tax-deductible gift to The Lowry Foundation will contribute to the operations of our work. Visit our website to learn more about the Foundation.


The Lowry Foundation preserves and celebrates 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.

The Foundation's Board of Directors is made of Lowry residents, business owners and community leaders who share a vested interest in the legacy and community of the Lowry neighborhood.

+ Evan Lasky, Chair

+ Kittie Hook, Vice Chair

+ Karen House, Secretary

+ Angie Kennedy Lee, Treasurer

+ Mike Boulden, Board Member

+ Dennis Head, Board Member

+ Kristin Salenger, Board Member

+ Willie Shepherd, Board Member

+ Olivia Thompson, Board Member

+ Tim Vacca, Board Member

+ Barbara Volpe, Immediate Past Chair

+ Barbara Williams, Immediate Past Vice-Chair

+ Deana Miller, Executive Director, Ex Officio Member

Organization Data


Organization name

The Lowry Foundation

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



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


293 Roslyn Street
Denver, CO 80230


293 Roslyn Street
Denver , CO 80230

Service areas

Denver County, CO, US





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