Lou Cove

Lou Cove has devoted his career to the intersection of creativity and capacity-building, helping launch and grow countless creative ventures. He is the founder of CANVAS, a collaborative fund dedicated to a 21st Century Jewish Cultural Renaissance, and principal at Creative Capacity Network where he advises CEOs and boards of trustees at numerous national nonprofits, including the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, the DiaTribe Foundation, American Institute for Architects, Represent.Us, Double Edge Theatre and Girls Leadership Institute. Lou served as executive director of Reboot, a think tank and incubator for modern Jewish culture, where he oversaw the development of numerous Jewish cultural projects, including Sukkah City, 10Q, the National Day of Unplugging, and the Idelsohn Society for Musical Preservation. Lou was also vice president of the National Yiddish Book Center where he helped build an endowment, a new building, and a sustainable platform devoted to reclaiming a lost literary canon. Formerly, he was senior producer at MassLive.com/Advance Internet, associate publisher at American News Service, and editor-in-chief of Optimist Publications. Lou is the author of Man of the Year (Flatiron Books 2017), an Amazon memoir of the year and a People magazine pick of the week, and a producer on the documentary film Four Winters: A Story of Jewish Partisan Resistance and Bravery in WW2 directed by Julia Mintz.