Jane O’Meara Sanders is an American social worker. She is also a college administrator of many and a political staffer. Working as an academic administrator is an important task and Jane O’Meara Sanders has proved to be excellent at it. She is married to the Senator of United States, Bernie Sanders. Let’s find out Jane O’Meara Sanders net worth in 2019.
Jane O’Meara Sanders was born on 3rd January in the year 1950 in New York. Her mother is Bernadette Joan and her father is Benedict P. O’Meara. She was brought up in Brooklyn. She took admission in Catholic school like the Saint Saviour High. She attended the University of Tennessee. Jane after some time dropped out of the university. In the year 1975, she moved to Vermont and completed her college degree there. Jane got the degree of bachelor’s in social work from Goddard College in Vermont.
In the year 1988, Jane got married to the then mayor of Burlington, Bernie Sanders whom she met in the year 1981. Jane O’Meara Sanders got her doctorate degree in leadership studies in politics from a college in Ohio named Union Institute & University.
Jane O’Meara Sanders’s career began as a community organiser for Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA). She also worked in the Burlington Police Department, in the juvenile section. These temporary and petty works helped her pay off her student loan. She was also the community organiser of King Street Area Youth Center. Jane was the founding director of the Mayor’s Youth Office in Burlington from the year 1981 to 1991. She was also the departmental head of Burlington. Other than, she has been a School Board Commissioner and was also a member of Women’s Council and Film Commission. When her husband was elected to the U.S Congress, she volunteered to work in his office.
In the year 1996, Jane was chosen as an academic administrator and the president of Goddard College. She worked with the staff members of the college for the improvement of the institution. She remained the president of the Burlington College for about 7 years starting from the year 2004 until the year 2011. Apart from this, Jane has remained the main advisor of her husband Bernie Sanders. She has been the Chief of Staff and the Press Advisor of Bernie Sanders. She has also served as an Alternate Commissioner for the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission.
Awards and Achievements
Jane O’Meara Sanders’s job as a social worker is largely praised by people. She has remained a Provost to two renowned colleges. Being the head of the administration at the Goddard College, she helped the college achieve a good financial condition. Jane retired from the post of presidentship of the Burlington College in the year 2011. In the year 2017, Jane O’Meara Sanders formed The Sanders Institute which was a think tank. There is a total of eleven members in the think tank including her and she also did not take payment for this work, like other members of the institution.
Net Worth of Jane O’Meara Sanders
Jane O’Meara Sanders net worth is $1 million. After her departure, she received $200,000 and other bonus payments. Jane has always helped her husband Bernie Sanders in his campaign work. She also worked for the federal state as the educational and political consultant and this has largely contributed to this net worth. Other than this, her salary during the presidentship of the Burlington College was $160,000.
Jane O’Meara Sanders has always been an excellent social worker helping and volunteering in social works. She and her husband Bernie Sanders are both powerful personalities having immense political knowledge and power.