2012 ATHENA Finalist: Carlene Lowry, Snell & Wilmer LLP
October 25th, 2012
Carlene Lowry is a Partner at Snell & Wilmer in Phoenix, but a successful career as a tax attorney is only part of her story. She chairs her firm's Community Involvement Committee, which supports food banks, military members, inner-city kids and shelters for the homeless, domestic violence victims and animals. Her involvement with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona and the Women's Metropolitan Arts Council is only part of her efforts to give back.
"There were people in my life who reached out and helped me out a lot so when I got to college I wanted to get involved and see what was out there to give back," Lowry says. "And the particular experience that I think of the most was a children's shelter in Tucson. I spent four years with the children there and I realized that I was probably doing less for them than they were doing for me. That's when you realize how community involvement is important."