Jane Leighty Justis is a trustee and the Executive Director of The Leighty Foundation, founded in Waterloo, Iowa by her father in 1985. The mission of the Foundation is to carry on the Leighty family legacy of service and stewardship by leveraging their time and talents, as well as their financial resources primarily in the areas of earth protection, education, and the promotion of philanthropy and volunteer engagement.
She is active locally and nationally in the promotion of philanthropy through leadership roles with such organizations as the Council on Foundations, the National Center for Family Philanthropy, Women’s Philanthropy Institute, the Colorado Association of Funders, the Colorado Springs Funders Forum, and the Association of Small Foundations. She has served on the board of Pikes Peak Community Foundation, and is currently a member of their grants committee.
Jane has a degree in Education from the University of Denver, a certification in Volunteer Management from the University of Colorado, and a Masters in Christian Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary. She and her husband live in the mountains of Colorado. Jane describes herself as a classic aging Baby Boomer as she and her husband have two grown children, four perfect grandchildren, an RV, and a small dog.