Jane Williams: Development

Mary Jane (Jane) Williams (C’65), who served in various roles in development at Penn, died December 21, 2017. She was 74 years old.

Ms. Williams began her Penn career in 1969 in the alumni annual giving department. She left in 1971 but returned a decade later to join the department of development and University relations. She became the director of major gifts and then the assistant vice president of alumni relations, individual gifts, before leaving again in 1988. She subsequently returned to Penn as a consultant, serving as the acting director of development for the School of Medicine between full-time directors. She also served on Penn’s Women’s Athletic Board and chaired the Association of Alumnae.

Memorial contributions may be made to support the Rena Rowan Breast Center at the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Checks should be made payable to “Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania” and mailed to: Penn Medicine Development, Attn: Kathleen Hertkorn, 3535 Market St., Suite 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Put “Rena Rowan Breast Center” in the notes line of your check.