Jeremy Nowak appointed to lead William Penn Foundation

David Haas, chair of the William Penn Foundation, today announced the appointment of Jeremy Nowak, PhD as president of the Foundation. Nowak is expected to begin his duties on June 27.

In announcing the appointment, Haas said “Jeremy has been a long-time partner of the Foundation and understands and believes in our work. He provides the combination of expertise, innovative thinking, integrity, and quality we’ve been seeking to lead us moving forward.”

Nowak currently serves as president and CEO of The Reinvestment Fund, a nationally-recognized leader in urban development which has marshaled more than $1 billion in capital for housing, community arts centers, schools, commercial real estate, and sustainable energy projects. Since 1995, the Foundation has invested nearly $15 million with TRF and has looked to the organization as a significant partner in guiding its community development strategies