Lindsay Hower 

Lindsay serves as the Executive Director for the San Francisco team of Summer Search, a youth advocacy organization facilitating college access and readiness to talented low-income youth through its signature mentorship model.

Previously, Lindsay was the U.S. National Director of Right To Play, a global organization that educates and empowers children facing adversity in 23 countries through play-based programs. She also served as the Director of Individual Giving at Rare, overseeing its major gifts program and administering a variety of Board and donor engagements, events and international field visits.

Lindsay has also held positions with the U.S. House of Representatives Resources Committee, the Clinton Global Initiative, the Worldwatch Institute, and the Natural Resources Defense Council. She serves as a Senior Advisor for Paragon Philanthropy, a consultancy group that partners with individuals, foundations and nonprofits.

A global explorer, former teacher and amateur tri-athlete, Lindsay earned her B.A. from Cornell University with a double major in English and International Development, and her M.A. from the School of International Service at American University. In addition to serving on the Project Glimmer Board, she also sits on the Board of Directors for Mountainfilm, a documentary film festival based in Telluride, Colorado.  Lindsay is a New York native but has called San Francisco home since 2010.