Nancy Rae Lohman
with Lowell and Snowball
Nancy Lohman is a businesswoman, philanthropist, community leader and national speaker.
She and her husband, Lowell, their son, Ty, and her brother-in-law, Victor, were formerly the owners of Lohman Funeral Homes, Cemeteries and Cremation, the largest privately-owned and operated funeral and cemetery business in Florida. They sold their family business to StoneMor Partners LP in 2012. Recently, Lowell, Ty and Nancy have owned 24 apartment complexes totaling more than 4,000 apartments. Much of her family’s business success and philanthropic endeavors are detailed in Lowell’s recent book, The Lohman Way.
As a licensed funeral director and Certified Funeral & Cemetery Executive (CFCE), Nancy served as president of the ICCFA (International Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Association), president of the SCCFA (Southern Cemetery, Cremation, & Funeral Association), and past board member of the FCCFA (Florida Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association). Nancy has been a speaker at conferences and conventions across the United States and Latin America including Ohio, Wisconsin, Washington, Florida, California, Virginia, Arizona, the Dominican Republic and Columbia, South America.
Nancy’s career began at Hyatt Hotels, then Eastman Kodak Company, before joining their family business more than 20 years ago. Nancy graduated from The Ohio State University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science Degree, is a lifetime member of the Ohio State Alumni and was the 1981 Ohio State Homecoming Queen. She earned her master’s degree in Leadership Communication (MACOML) from Gonzaga University, graduating in May 2017.
She is a leader in many nonprofit organizations. She served as president of the Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens (Ormond Beach, Florida) and is chairing a $3.5 million capital campaign to redesign the building and add museum galleries, classrooms, and rentable reception and rooftop terrace space. She is a board member of the Halifax Humane Society and chaired a $3.6 million renovation and expansion project that created a pet-centric campus at one of the gateways to Daytona Beach, Florida. She serves as a board member and officer for the Council on Aging of Volusia County. She also supports her husband with the Lohman Diabetes Education and Awareness Initiative. She is the chair of the Mary McLeod Bethune Statuary Fund, an organization responsible for bringing to fruition the marble statue of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune to replace one of Florida’s statues in the U.S. Capitol National Statuary Hall Collection in Washington, D.C. She has previously served as president of the Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce and president of the Ormond Beach Historical Society.
In addition to other community awards, Nancy was chosen as one of the Daytona Beach News-Journal’s top 40 women in business and was awarded the 2018 Most Charitable Award. She was honored in the past as one of the most influential women in Volusia County. She and her husband received the Mayor’s Award for Civic Engagement and received both the Embassy of Hope and the Halifax Humane Society’s humanitarian awards. Nancy received the Association of Fundraising Professionals Non-profit Champion Award and was selected as a recipient of The Ohio State University Distinguished Alumni Awards.
She and her husband received the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce Lou Fuchs Award, the Council on Aging of Volusia County Glenn & Connie Ritchey Community Service Award, the United Way Community Foundation Herbert M. Davidson Award, and the Volusia County Cultural Alliance Tippen Davidson Award.
Nancy and Lowell have donated more than $10 million to the charities and organizations they passionately serve. Most recently was a $4 million gift to Halifax Health Foundation to establish the Lohman Diabetes Center for Excellence and the Lohman Building at Halifax Health in Daytona Beach, Florida.
They have enjoyed extensive traveling, but cherish their home life and the holidays with their treasures, Snowball and Miss Peanut.