Established in 1990 as The Thomas Phillips and Jane Moore Johnson Foundation
Samantha Franklin joined JFF in 2010 as Grants Manager and is currently serving as a Program Officer. Prior to working for JFF, she held the positions of Project Manager at Jobs for the Future (Boston, MA) and of Junior Capacity Building Specialist at the Harm Reduction Coalition (New York, NY). Samantha has a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a master's degree in Social Work Administration. She currently serves on the advisory boards of the Brown Boi Project (Oakland, CA) and the Third Wave Fund (New York, NY). She has served on various committees in collaboration with other organizations that work in the field of philanthropy, including Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Philanthropy New York, and North Star Fund.
Andrew Lane is Executive Director of the Johnson Family Foundation, a progressive funder headquartered in New York City. During his tenure JFF has awarded more than $25 million in grants. Before joining JFF Andy was a grantmaker and philanthropic advisor for families and foundations working across a range of program areas and geographies. His career in philanthropy began in 1997 on the staff of the J.P. Morgan corporate contributions program. He later served as a program officer and relationship manager in the foundation advisory group at U.S. Trust.
Andy currently chairs the board of the Movement Advancement Project and holds a seat on the Civil Marriage Collaborative. He previously chaired the boards of Funders for LGBTQ Issues and The Paul Rapoport Foundation and led the federal government's task force on suicide and LGBT populations. Andy attended Hamilton College and is pursuing graduate studies at the Baruch College School of Public Affairs.