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Jana DePeyer

Jana de Peyer is one of the co-founders of Best Friends Animal Society and has performed many functions over the years, including initiating the Sanctuary’s first off-site adoption and membership programs. She has been involved with leading the How to Start and Run an Animal Sanctuary Workshop since 1998, as well as teaching fundraising workshops and consulting with other nonprofits on fundraising. Jana helped develop the major gifts program for Best Friends and is currently the member engagement manager.

Jana was born in New York City and graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a degree in fine arts. She lives at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary with her husband and three rescued dogs.