Rowell Fund for Tibet

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The Rowell Fund for Tibet "seeks to support Tibetans who can make a significant contribution to their community and/or an international audience in the fields of visual arts and media, and environmental and women’s rights.

"The Rowell Fund for Tibet was initiated in memory of late Galen and Barbara Rowell, who were longtime friends of Tibet. Galen and Barbara cooperated with His Holiness the Dalai Lama to produce My Tibet, a touching book that captured the natural essence of Tibet. Their love and passion for photography and writing introduced the beauty of Tibet and its threatened ecosystem and culture to countless people around the globe. Following their tragic passing, ICT’s (International Campaign for Tibet) Board of Directors, family and friends of the Rowell’s established the Rowell Fund to honor and perpetuate the goals and ideals of Galen and Barbara in the Tibetan community.

"This year’s funding was raised in conjunction with the Rowell Fund Board of Advisors. A group of famous mountaineers, ICT staff and ICT members and supporters climbed the Grand Tetons and raised more than $20,000 to be granted this fall. Climbers included Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, Dave Breashears, John Ackerly, Todd Stein, Richard and Patty Minter, Stephen Lawson, Roger Gilchrist, and Kim Kaston.

"Rowell Fund Themes: The Rowell Fund sponsors projects that deal with the following themes: The environment/conservation, photography, humanitarian projects, journalism/literature, or women’s projects. (In previous years The Rowell Fund has given grants to produce film projects. These projects will be considered, but only if they focus on one or more of the above themes.)

"Advisory Board: The advisory board, made up of friends and family of Galen and Barbara, currently consists of John Ackerly, Conrad Anker, Justin Black, David Breashears, Jimmy Chin, Bob and Beth Cushman, John Jancik, Bob Palais, Tony Rowell and Ray and Nicole Rowell Ryan. " [1]

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  1. Rowell Fund for Tibet, International Campaign for Tibet, accessed September 15, 2010.