Jane lives in North Bend, Washington. She's a content librarian by day, and a BTF stuperstar by night.
What do you do for BTF?
As the Research and Compliance Director, I am responsible for making sure BTF is compliant with operating and fundraising laws related to our 501(c)(3) status. I also serve on the Board of Directors as Secretary. Because we’re so small, I help out in a lot of different departments too - helping write blog posts, running the Etsy shop, and anything else I can do!
How long have you been involved with BTF?
I’ve been involved since our founding in April of 2014.
What do you like most about working with Brighter Tanzania?
Felicia and I are close friends already, so I love working with her on Brighter Tanzania projects. I also love being able to help others, and knowing that I’ve made a difference in someone else’s life. Hearing how grateful Grace is for our help makes this all worthwhile.
What’s one interesting fact about you?
I built a guitar by hand with my father a few years ago. It took us a while, but we did it!
What’s one major accomplishment you’d like to see BTF achieve in the next year?
I would like to see us add on a water filtration system and increase the number of students we are able to board at Saving Grace. I’d also like to be able to help Saving Grace become more integrated with the community through increased sponsorship and the parent assistance program.
How has working with BTF changed you?
It has made me a lot more conscious about the privileges that I have and don’t even think about. It’s reminded me that I have a lot more than I think I have - these kids have so little, and we take so much for granted.
Have you met any of the Saving Grace students?
Unfortunately, no - but I love seeing updates about them on our Facebook feed!