Featured Rotarian: Jan Stein

Jan Stein
Vice President/Executive Director
St. Vincent Foundation

Jan Stein likes LA5 so much he joined the club twice.  He was an active member from 1988 – 2006, serving as Chair of the Scholarship and World Community Service Committees as well as a member of the Board of Directors.  Due to the pressure of his work schedule Jan reluctantly decided to leave the club.  But then, he missed the fellowship and opportunity to give back to the community, so he joined once again in 2008 and has continued to be involved in many ways.

Jan is the Vice President/Executive Director of the St. Vincent Foundation, the fundraising arm of St. Vincent Medical Center.  He and his wife, Norma, have been married thirty-seven years and are the proud parents of two sons:  Evan, a graduate of the University of Louisville, who now works in Athletic Administration at the University of California, Santa Barbara; and Jordan, an Oregon graduate, who is pursuing a career in advertising.

Jan enjoys hiking, wine tasting, travel, watching college football and reading.  His most recent volume was Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken.  He joined Rotary to give back to the community, since his career has involved service in so many ways.  He gets gratification from his volunteer efforts and urges younger Rotarians to remember one only gets as much out of Rotary as is given to the organization.

Jan was asked, Who would you want with you if stranded on a deserted island?  His answer was:  My wife, and my Boston Terrier Riley.  This reporter asked if perhaps his pet could be replaced by a ship builder.  Jan insisted Riley was the man.