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“Lowell is a gift to the world of philanthropy."
—Bill Gates Sr.
"Lowell brings…deep knowledge with sound judgment…”
“Lowell is a trusted advisor [and] strategist…"
“Lowell Weiss is …a great analyst of complex problems who is also deeply insightful about their human dimensions…”
“We are very lucky to have someone with Lowell’s … philanthropic smarts in Seattle.”
“It is a boon to philanthropy…that Lowell is now [helping to] guide the most serious philanthropists toward greater effectiveness...”
—Paul G. Schervish
“Lowell brings a very special…combination of skills and instincts to the field of philanthropic advising.”
Cascade Philanthropy Advisors helps donors use their money, time, and brainpower to create meaningful change in the world. We work with many different types of philanthropists—from multibillion-dollar foundations operating on a global scale to families investing in their own communities. The common denominator is that we help our clients use their resources as effectively as possible.
The firm is led by Lowell Weiss, who has spent nearly two decades working to spark social change across a broad array of local, national, and global issues. Prior to starting Cascade Philanthropy Advisors in 2008, Lowell served in a leadership role at one of the world’s foremost change-making institutions, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Among his many responsibilities, Lowell served as staff director of the team responsible for providing Bill and Melinda Gates with analytical insights on how to make highest and best use of Warren Buffett’s historic $31 billion gift to the foundation. During his tenure at Gates, Lowell drew upon knowledge he gained as the director of the chairman’s office at a pioneering venture philanthropy organization, the Morino Institute, which is dedicated to improving the lives of at-risk children in the National Capital Region.
Cascade Philanthropy Advisors helps donors working across a wide range of philanthropic issues—from education in the U.S. to trade in Africa. Our unique value is the way we help clients cut through complexity and apply the art and science of effective giving.
In keeping with the personal nature of philanthropic giving, we do not offer a set of standard, off-the-rack solutions. Instead, we tailor all of our work products to the needs and distinctive operating styles of our clients. Our clients know we meet them precisely where they are and that we will walk through walls to help them get where they want to be.
Cascade Philanthropy Advisors is a small, independent firm. Lowell Weiss is deeply engaged in every phase of the work with each of our clients. To augment his capabilities, he draws upon the expertise of a broad network of philanthropic and issue experts around the world.
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