Jane Lang practiced law in Washington DC for over 30 years, becoming a successful litigator on behalf of victims of workplace discrimination with her late husband, Paul Sprenger, before undertaking a second career in the arts and philanthropy. She produced the Helen Hayes award-winning play Leaving the Summer Land, the widely-acclaimed play, Beyond Glory that travelled to Chicago, Broadway and around the world, Spunk and, in 2008, Good Night Moon, which was recognized with three Helen Hayes nominations for excellence. Since 2001, Jane has devoted much of her time to the development and governance of the non-profit Atlas Performing Arts Center on H Street. She has received numerous awards for reinventing the Atlas and leading the revitalization of H Street NE in Washington DC, where she lives.
Jane has two children, three stepchildren and fourteen grandchildren. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Swarthmore College and holds a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. She serves on the Board of Trustees of the Atlas, the Eugene M. Lang Foundation and Swarthmore College.
Janet Miller serves as the Executive Director of the William S. Abell Foundation, a private family foundation that funds nonprofit organizations serving the homeless, the hungry, abused women and children, at-risk pregnant women and persons with intellectual disabilities in Washington DC and Maryland. The Foundation also funds traditional theater and classical ballet productions and programs in Alexandria and Arlington as well as Washington, DC and Maryland.
Janet has significant consulting experience with local, regional and national nonprofits and has provided interim leadership and strategic planning, governance, resource development, communications, program management and evaluation services. She served as CEO of Neighbor To Nation, a national federation providing federal and state workplace giving campaign services to its membership. She also served as CEO of the Community Foundation of Northern Virginia and developed impact based giving programs for donors. Earlier in her career, Janet headed a regional chamber of commerce and taught in a Fairfax County Public Schools pilot program that grew into what are now alternative high schools to support nontraditional learners.
She has also been as a licensed therapeutic foster parent and a Court Appointed Special Advocate. She was a founding member of the Community Foundations of Virginia and was chair of the Washington Association of Grantmakers in Northern Virginia.
She graduated from the George Washington University and the Institutes for Organization Management Program at the University of Delaware.