Stephanie Fowler is a retired broadcast and print journalist, as well as a licensed psychotherapist. She is currently a director of The Renaissance Foundation, a family foundation established with her husband, Irving Levin, to promote educational access, service to those in need, and environmental preservation. The foundation’s primary work is providing scholarships for first-generation college students. To date, it has helped nearly 300 students at colleges throughout the Portland metropolitan area. Through their foundation, Ms. Fowler and her husband also initiated a business skills training program at Mercy Corps called the Entrepreneurial Leaders Program that is now a signature staff development tool for their employees in countries around the world.
Ms. Fowler began her career as a broadcast journalist. She was a political reporter/analyst at KGW TV and KOIN TV in Portland and hosted a weekly public affairs program, Seven Days, on Oregon Public Broadcasting. She was the first women to serve on The Oregonian newspaper editorial board, where she wrote editorials and columns.
Ms. Fowler was in the first class of women at Princeton University, where she earned her BA. She also has a masters degree in counseling psychology from Lewis and Clark’s graduate school. She currently serves as a director of the Portland Art Museum and is a member of the Marketing and Engagement committee of The Nature Conservancy Oregon chapter.
Ms. Fowler and her husband live in Portland. She has four stepchildren: Gabe, Lizzie, Josh and Alex - and a wandering beagle named Stella.