Jane Danek has enjoyed working with interesting people, plans and unusual assets during her 13+ years as a front-line fundraiser in Gift Planning at Princeton University. In addition to her direct donor work, she supports gifts of unusual assets, works closely with the Office of Finance and Treasurer, PRINCO, and the Office of General Counsel on issues relating to charitable split-interest gifts and bequests as well as unusual assets gifts.  Jane served as lead staff for Princeton’s Family Philanthropy Initiative, and on several policy and procedures committees.

Princeton is the first and only nonprofit that Jane has worked for.  She spent nearly twenty years in the trust/financial services industry, working with high net worth individuals and families.  She served as Vice President and Director of Morgan Stanley Trust’s Philanthropic Services Group, Vice President and Manager with Merrill Lynch Trust, and as a fiduciary in personal and charitable trust planning and administration at various major banks in Boston.

Jane is a board member and past president of the New Jersey Council of Charitable Gift Planners and served as Program Chair for their annual conference.  She is a member of The NACGP Leadership Institute Roundtable, where she served as co-chair for the 2014 Leadership Institute Roundtable Sessions. She also served on the Advisory board of the 2016 Planned Giving Study published by the Indiana University Lilly School of Philanthropy funded by Pentera.

Jane received her law degree from Boston University School of Law and is a Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude graduate of Syracuse University.

Jane is a proud member of 3 legacy societies.