The Coral Gables Community Foundation welcomes Jack Lowell as the chair and Laura Russo as the chair-elect of the Coral Gables Community Foundation Board of Directors.
Lowell is the executive vice president of Colliers International South Florida. A graduate of Harvard University, he is a past chair of the Beacon Council and Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. Lowell also has been active on the boards of WPBT Channel 2, Teach for America, Salvation Army and United-Way of Miami-Dade. He has served on the foundation’s board of directors for four years.
Lowell and his wife Natasha live in Coral Gables.
Born and raised in Coral Gables, Russo runs her own law firm, Laura L. Russo, Esq., specializing in land use and zoning. Russo is a double graduate of the University of Miami where she received her law degree.
For the past three years, she has been an active foundation board member serving on the Gala and Endowment Committees.
Russo has served as past president of the Coral Gables Bar Association, the Attorney’s Title Insurance Advisory Board, was Special Master-Code Enforcement for the City of Coral Gables from 2005 to 2010 and served on the board of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce from 2010 to 2015.
Board members continuing to serve include immediate past chair, John O’ Rourke; secretary, Matthew Meehan; treasurer, Scott Poulin; Community-Giving Committee chair, David Olazabal; Kaiser Ahmed; John Allen; Wayne Cameron Eldred; Daniella Carazo-Reynolds; Dale Chapman Webb; Sissy DeMaria Koehne; Willy Espinosa; Susan Klock; Nelson Lazo; Paul Lowenthal; Alex Montague; Lee Osiason; Pedro Parra; Justin Polga; Commissioner Frank C. Quesada; Scott Richey; Aura Reinhardt; Venny Torre, and Michael Walsh.
Led by community leaders, the Coral Gables Community Foundation provides the philanthropic conduit to connect individuals and corporations looking to positively impact the success of the community. For more than 25 years, the foundation has been at the forefront of the evolving needs of Coral Gables while effectively bringing together beneficiaries and benefactors to fund programs with the greatest impact and benefit to “The City Beautiful.”
For more information, visit www.gablesfoundation.org.