George and Karen Gowen are very active volunteers and supporters of Squash Smarts, a Philadelphia based urban youth enrichment program which combines the sport of squash with academic tutoring. Squash smarts is one of more than 30 Urban Squash programs globally

Founded in 2001, SquashSmarts is a free intensive out-of-school time program changing the lives of Philadelphia’s public school students. SquashSmarts is a 501c3 non-profit academic and athletic mentoring program with a proven track record of keeping kids in school, in shape, and on track for graduation.

George and Karen Gowen are very involved with the Claneil Foundation which seeks to create healthy communities and serve individuals and families. Karen serves as a Trustee of the Foundation.