Janie Lorber

Manager, Strategic Initiatives
Years at CZI 5
Gift Type Life of Service Gift

I directed my Life of Service gift to CALMatters (calmatters.org), a nonprofit nonpartisan online news outlet that covers California policy and why it matters to Californians of *all stripes* from our rural farming communities to bustling metropolises. As a former journalist with a deep passion for public service news, I have always been on the lookout for innovative models that hold power to account in service of the entire community. I’ve been following CALMatters since its founding in 2015, and was delighted to work closely with the organization’s leadership when it became a JOI grantee in 2019. In a very short time CALMatters has left an indelible mark on the state’s news ecosystem and is expanding its audience through projects such as the California Divide series and “Gimmie Shelter,” a popular (and humorous!) housing podcast. I’m hopeful that this online state house to community news model will flourish in other regions as well!

As a former journalist with a deep passion for public service news, I have always been on the lookout for innovative models that hold power to account in service of the entire community.

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Gifting amounts updated as of July 20, 2021

*TOTAL AMOUNTS INCLUDE CORPORATE MATCHING OF EMPLOYEE DONATIONS

Life of Service Gifts are personal donations made by CZI employees in their sole discretion and do not constitute an endorsement of or grant to the recipient organization by CZI.