Jones Porter Nauman Family Fund

By Maura Teynor

April 2, 2018

(Photo: Janny Nauman and her mother Agnes Jones Nauman)

I don’t have enough money to open a fund at the foundation, no matter what my financial planner said.

Janny Nauman grew up in a middle class family so she questioned whether she could.

 She did.

But she also wanted to have a plan that would guide her relatives once she passed away. So with advice from Certified Financial Planner Charles Hahn, Janny developed a framework.    

Part of it was to establish a donor advised fund to memorialize her mother, Agnes Jones Nauman, and brother, Danny D. Porter, who are both deceased as well as to honor her extended family.

She named the fund after them, the Jones Porter Nauman Family Fund. She hopes to make grants to nonprofit organizations that support education and animals.

While growing up, education was always stressed in Janny’s family. She graduated from Malabar High School in 1976. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Arizona State University in 1980 and a Master of Arts in Communication from the Ohio State University in Columbus in 1983.

Her brother graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1968 and from Harvard University in 1972.

 Janny is a professor at North Central State College and she is committed to student access and success in higher education. She teaches speech, communication and life/culture and enjoys the challenge of teaching students of all ages especially high school students. 

A good percentage of her students are taking advantage of the College Now program. It allows high school juniors to earn their associate degree as they complete their last two years of high school.

“I enjoy watching a student grow and mature as they complete the College Now program,” said Janny.

Prior to being a professor,  Janny worked in Marketing and Sales at Sprint. She joined the telephone company when it was United Telephone and left when it became Century Link.

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