John D. Lowenberg Sr. ’64
B.A., Denison University
Citation awarded May, 2014
John D. Lowenberg Sr. is a principal of Anvil Management Company LLC., a Wilmington, Delaware limited liability company. Prior to the formation of Anvil Management, John had been with The Robinson-Humphrey Company, LLC, an Atlanta based investment banking firm since 1970. In 1997, he retired as Managing Director and Director. He served on Long Range Planning, Capital Commitment and Best Buys committees and was a director of several public and private companies.
Since graduation, John has been a loyal and active Denisonian. He joined the Board of Trustees in 1988. As an Active Trustee, he served on the Enrollment and Finance & Audit Committees and chaired the Investment Committee from January of 1989 to June 2008. During his 19-year tenure, the value of the endowment increased from $66.5 million to $696 million after spending. John also served on the ad-hoc Sports Review Committee of the Board. In addition to his service on the Board, John has been a DART Volunteer and has served as both a Career Advisor and Alumni Club President. He also has served on several reunion committees, including his 50th committee.
John helped lead the effort that resulted in the establishment of the Julian H. Robertson Jr. Endowed Professorship in 2008. The donors honored Julian H. Robertson Jr. as a leader in the investment world, who has been instrumental in the growth and management of the college’s endowment.
John’s service extends to his local community. His work includes Trustee, Environmental Learning Center Foundation Board where he chairs the Investment Committee, and The Distinguished Lecture Series Board of Vero Beach, Florida, Trustee St. Edwards School where he serves on finance and investment committees. He serves on The External Investment Committee for Partners Capital Investment Group LLC UK & Boston; the Advisory Boards of Cathay Capital Holdings I, II; LP private equity fund investing in China; and DAG Management LLC I, II, III and IV (Series B Round Venture Capital); Bayhills Capital I,II.
He and his wife, Rosemary, are the proud parents of John Jr. ’93 and Amy.