Jeremy Nowak was a visionary who worked tirelessly to create equitable communities. Jeremy headed Reinvestment Fund from 1985 to 2011, and during that time, reimagined what it means to organize people, capital, data, and capacity in service of a more equitable future. Reinvestment Fund's new initiatives will honor key aspects of Jeremy’s life work:

Jeremy Nowak Memorial Lecture – A lecture series in partnership with the Penn Institute for Urban Research. The lecture series will feature topics connecting academic and applied aspects of urban development, a combination that Jeremy so uniquely exemplified.

Creative Placemaking Fund – A seed capital fund for community-based arts and culture projects. Inspired by Jeremy’s vision, housed at Reinvestment Fund and investing in creative placemaking projects that build social cohesion and foster community revitalization.

Nowak Fellowship – A year-long fellowship, housed at Reinvestment Fund, supporting a pre-graduate school fellow with an interest in building strong, healthy, and more equitable communities through capital, analytics and expertise. 

Learn more on Reinvestment Fund's website.



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