Nan Johnson (center) with members of Friends Finger Lakes Chapter (L-R) Helen Kirker, Adriene Emmo, Mary Luckern and Fran Wenderlich at June 23 kick-off reception.
The Nan Johnson Legacy Project was launched at the American Association of University Women House in Rochester, NY on June 23, 2008. The project is an endowment fund established in honor of the founding President of Friends of the Women’s Rights National Historical Park to provide interns year-round at the site of the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, NY.
Nan Johnson has been a tireless leader on behalf of political and social causes throughout her career. She served in the Monroe County Legislature from 1976 to 1996, was majority leader in 1978-79, and was the first woman to run for the Monroe County executive. She was founding Director of the Susan B. Anthony University Center at the University of Rochester and in 1998 organized a gala to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, which led to the establishment of the Friends of the Women’s Rights National Historical Park. Nan and her husband Bill, a retired university professor, now live in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
The Nan Johnson Legacy Fund,
494 East Avenue,
Rochester, NY 14607