Michael J. Kowalski
Board Member, The Tiffany & Co. Foundation | Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Tiffany & Co.
Since its inception in 1837, Tiffany & Co. has been guided by the belief that a successful company has a responsibility to the greater community. The Tiffany & Co. Foundation was established in 2000 to focus the company’s philanthropic endeavors.
Through its three environmental programs, The Tiffany & Co. Foundation seeks to preserve the world’s most treasured landscapes and seascapes. The Foundation supports organizations dedicated to the stewardship of natural resources in the areas of responsible mining, coral reef conservation and urban parks. Specifically, the Foundation promotes responsible mining through remediation, land preservation and standards-setting efforts; healthy marine ecosystems through key research and targeted educational outreach; and the enhancement of urban parks through beautification and infrastructure improvements.
Mr. Kowalski currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of The Tiffany & Co. Foundation. He was named president of The Tiffany & Co. Foundation with its establishment in 2000 and held the position until 2004.
In addition, he serves as chairman and chief executive officer of Tiffany & Co. He was appointed president of Tiffany & Co. in January 1996, assumed the role of chief executive officer in February 1999, and was appointed chairman in January 2003.
Mr. Kowalski also serves on the Board of the Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, as a Trustee of the University of Pennsylvania, as Chairman of the Board of Overseers of the Penn Museum, and as a Board member of the Conservation Lands Foundation.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University.
To learn more about The Tiffany & Co. Foundation, please visit http://www.tiffanyandcofoundation.org.