Jan comes from a tradition that believes we all have a responsibility to help heal the world. That belief, combined with her own early struggles as a young single parent without resources, is probably why she feels the need to work for social change.
In addition to giving between 10% to 30% of her after-tax income to non-profit organization, Jan also gives her time. She is presently on the Board of PINCC (Preventing Cervical Cancer), was the Vice-President of the Board of SF Habitat for Humanity, and former Treasurer of the Board for Girls After School Academy.
If you are curious about or interested, these are some of the organizations that she wholeheartedly supports:
Motivating, Inspiring, Supporting & Serving Sexually Exploited Youth
Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold
Southern Poverty Law Project
National Center for Lesbian Rights
Preventing cervical cancer
Habitat for Humanity San Francisco
support the local chapter
The Coral Reef Alliance
Vanguard Public Foundation