Janet McKinley

Philanthropist and Member of Multiple Non-Profit Boards
San Francisco, California

Janet McKinley has spent the past 40 years involved in leadership positions for multiple non-profit boards and organizations in San Francisco. Believing strongly in the transformational role of youth education, Janet has worked with many organizations to develop and scale their educational programs, extend access to programing, and integrate multi-media and film into the curriculum.

She is currently serving as the Vice President of SF Film, which runs the oldest film festival in the United States and serves 15,000 public school students in the Bay Area with its year-round programs. Janet is also currently chairing California Academy of Sciences’ Advancement Committee and previously chaired the Education & Exhibits Committee for 8 years. She has also been deeply involved with: San Francisco Day School, San Francisco University High School, Edgewood Children’s Center, Saint Luke’s Hospital Pediatric Center and Foundation Board. Janet administers several grants at Cornell University, Harvard University and Bowdoin College.

Janet received a BA in Psychology from Cornell University. She also has a design certificate from New York School of Design and studied film at UC Berkeley through adjunct course work. She is a founding member of SF Film Invest, which supports and funds independent filmmakers, and is a member of NARAL and the Aspen Institute.