March 23, 2017
by Diana Carranza

Happy Birthday and Thank You, Jan!

March 23, 2017
by Diana Carranza

Jan Pruitt, our longtime CEO who passed away in January, made an enormous impact across North Texas and beyond, to say the least.

We are forever grateful to Jan – not only for her sincere passion to serve others, but also for her kindness, her leadership and her innovative thinking that inspired countless NTFB staff, supporters, and so many others.

On her birthday this year we want to share some of the great tributes that have come in that begin to demonstrate the magnitude of Jan’s legacy!

 


“Jan Pruitt was a great leader and a dear friend to our family. Her extraordinary vision and the amazing team she developed will serve to continue her legacy far into the future of our great city.” The Perot Family

 

“It is with deep sadness that we express our condolences to Mrs. Pruitt’s family and NTFB colleagues. We will honor and promote her legacy through our continued efforts to improve access to healthy food for all in Dallas County.” Dallas Coalition for Hunger Solutions

 

“Jan Pruitt was a great leader, loved her calling and helped untold numbers. Dallas was blessed to have her.” Mayor Mike Rawlings

 

“The Rotary Club of Park Cities worked with Jan and her team to raise the money to buy the first mobile food pantry for Dallas. We were inspired by her vision for attacking hunger, her emphasis on providing nutritional meals, her optimistic “can do” attitude, and also her friendship throughout the process.” – Karen Farris, Rotary Club of Park Cities

 

“The entire DFW community and beyond benefited from Jan’s leadership. It was a pleasure working with her to develop the Mass Care Task Force. This was but just one example of her visionary leadership. Her contributions will benefit our great community far into the future.” – Scott Landry 

 

“She will be dearly missed by all, but her legacy of ensuring that no one goes hungry will live on through the work of the team at the NTFB, the Feeding America Network and her loved ones.” – Matt Gassen

 

“The Greater Chicago Food Bank family sends our condolences and love to the Pruitt family and the NTFB team. Jan was an inspirational leader for all of us food bankers. We will miss her wisdom, laughter, and amazing courage. Jan, you rocked, and we are privileged to have known you.” – Greater Chicago Food Depository

 

“One of the qualities I most admired in Jan was that she was so generous in helping other food banks in Texas and across the country.  As CEOs it can be tempting to think of our group efforts only or at least primarily in terms of how they will benefit our own organizational goals.  Jan was consistently willing to think and act much bigger. She was a true leader.” – Brian Greene, CEO of the Houston Food Bank 

 

Jan Pruitt made – and kept – a promise to feed hungry North Texans – article by Robert Wilonsky, City Columnist at the Dallas Morning News

 

From 11 million meals to 70 million: Jan Pruitt changed the North Texas Food Bank forever – article by Courtney Collins at KERA

 


To learn more about Jan’s legacy, or to read additional tributes, please visit ntfb.org/janpruitt.

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Jan Pruitt, our longtime CEO who passed away in January, made an enormous impact across North Texas and beyond, to say the least.

We are forever grateful to Jan – not only for her sincere passion to serve others, but also for her kindness, her leadership and her innovative thinking that inspired countless NTFB staff, supporters, and so many others.

On her birthday this year we want to share some of the great tributes that have come in that begin to demonstrate the magnitude of Jan’s legacy!

 


“Jan Pruitt was a great leader and a dear friend to our family. Her extraordinary vision and the amazing team she developed will serve to continue her legacy far into the future of our great city.” The Perot Family

 

“It is with deep sadness that we express our condolences to Mrs. Pruitt’s family and NTFB colleagues. We will honor and promote her legacy through our continued efforts to improve access to healthy food for all in Dallas County.” Dallas Coalition for Hunger Solutions

 

“Jan Pruitt was a great leader, loved her calling and helped untold numbers. Dallas was blessed to have her.” Mayor Mike Rawlings

 

“The Rotary Club of Park Cities worked with Jan and her team to raise the money to buy the first mobile food pantry for Dallas. We were inspired by her vision for attacking hunger, her emphasis on providing nutritional meals, her optimistic “can do” attitude, and also her friendship throughout the process.” – Karen Farris, Rotary Club of Park Cities

 

“The entire DFW community and beyond benefited from Jan’s leadership. It was a pleasure working with her to develop the Mass Care Task Force. This was but just one example of her visionary leadership. Her contributions will benefit our great community far into the future.” – Scott Landry 

 

“She will be dearly missed by all, but her legacy of ensuring that no one goes hungry will live on through the work of the team at the NTFB, the Feeding America Network and her loved ones.” – Matt Gassen

 

“The Greater Chicago Food Bank family sends our condolences and love to the Pruitt family and the NTFB team. Jan was an inspirational leader for all of us food bankers. We will miss her wisdom, laughter, and amazing courage. Jan, you rocked, and we are privileged to have known you.” – Greater Chicago Food Depository

 

“One of the qualities I most admired in Jan was that she was so generous in helping other food banks in Texas and across the country.  As CEOs it can be tempting to think of our group efforts only or at least primarily in terms of how they will benefit our own organizational goals.  Jan was consistently willing to think and act much bigger. She was a true leader.” – Brian Greene, CEO of the Houston Food Bank 

 

Jan Pruitt made – and kept – a promise to feed hungry North Texans – article by Robert Wilonsky, City Columnist at the Dallas Morning News

 

From 11 million meals to 70 million: Jan Pruitt changed the North Texas Food Bank forever – article by Courtney Collins at KERA

 


To learn more about Jan’s legacy, or to read additional tributes, please visit ntfb.org/janpruitt.

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