Jonathan Tisch explores the intersection of business and philanthropy on November 15th

Jonathan Tisch, Chairman and CEO of Loews Hotels & Co., Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Loews Corporation and co-owner of the New York Giants, will share his perspectives at Crossroads: The Intersection of Business and Philanthropy, a moderated conversation hosted by UCF in collaboration with Dr. Phillips Charities on Tuesday November 15 at 4pm at the Alexis and Jim Pugh Theater at the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center.

Tisch is a national leader in the multi-billion dollar hospitality industry, a pioneer in corporate citizenship and a renowned philanthropist. Loews Hotels & Co. co-owns eight hotels at Universal Orlando Resort with Comcast NBC Universal.

08/13/2015 – John Tisch, CEO of Loews Hotels.  NYTCREDIT: Earl Wilson/The New York Times
Jonathan Tisch, Chairman and CEO of Loews Hotels & Co. (Photo courtesy of Earl Wilson/The New York Times)

The Central Florida community, including all UCF students, is invited to participate in the program and hear Tisch share his perspectives on a variety of issues. There is a particular focus on how successful businesses and entrepreneurs can improve their communities and address persistent issues of social concern through philanthropy. The event is free to attend, but seats are limited and attendees should reserve a seat in advance at

The program will be held as a fireside chat featuring Tisch and presenter Barb Bowden, Area Managing Director of Loews Hotels Universal Orlando.

During his tenure as Chairman and CEO, Tisch has spearheaded the expansion and rise of Loews into a prominent and respected hospitality company with a widely acclaimed culture that embraces the power of partnerships and engages team members, guests, communities and owners. He was voted Hotelier of the World by HOTELS magazine.

Barbara Bowde
Barbara Bowden, Area Managing Director of Loews Hotels Universal Orlando.

Under Tisch’s leadership, Loews Hotels developed the hospitality industry’s first comprehensive community outreach program, known as the Loews Hotels Good Neighbor Policy. The program established a company-wide commitment to good corporate citizenship and a tradition of social responsibility in the areas where Loews Hotels operates.

Through the Good Neighbor program, Loews hotels have addressed issues such as hunger, literacy, sustainability and local living. The program earned Loews the President’s Service Award, the highest honor bestowed by the President of the United States for community service solving critical social problems.

The Crossroads series was launched in 2021 through the longstanding partnership between Dr. Phillips Charities and UCF launched. It brings nationally known, respected philanthropists and business leaders to Central Florida so that UCF students and the Central Florida community can learn from their expertise and perspectives.

The series brings together some of the greatest strengths of each organization: Dr. Phillips Charities’ deep-rooted value of the central role of free enterprise and philanthropy in addressing critical community needs and UCF’s commitment to unleashing the potential in every individual and driving broad-based prosperity.

dr Phillips Charities has been a partner of UCF since 1968, the first year UCF held courses. The name Dr. Phillips has been a major commercial and philanthropic presence in the Central Florida community for over 100 years.

One of the most innovative research universities in the country, UCF is committed to transforming lives, promoting social mobility and advancing prosperity at scale in central Florida and beyond.


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