Loren S. Harris

The Nathan Cummings Foundation


Loren S. Harris

Vice President of Programs

Loren S. Harris has more than 20 years of experience challenging structural barriers to equality and creating economic opportunity and social inclusion. He has dedicated his career to empowering under-resourced communities through poverty reduction, racial and gender equity, workforce development, youth development and related initiatives. Among several professional affiliations, Loren serves on the board of the Levitt Foundation, a New York City-focused foundation interested in food justice as it relates to children and youth. 

Loren previously served as the director of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Other prior experience includes serving as program officer for the Ford Foundation’s Asset Building and Community Development Program and as associate program officer for the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation’s Pathways Out of Poverty Program. He also founded and operated KIREN Legacy Enterprises, a social enterprise focused on improving the impact of institutional and individual philanthropy.

Loren holds a master’s degree in public administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a bachelor’s degree in American history from the City University of New York, Queens College.