Jane Comer is well-known in Birmingham for her devotion and significant contributions in the areas of art, education and the empowerment of women and girls. In 2009, Jane accepted a challenge from Gloria Steinem to “commit one outrageous act in the cause of simple justice.” This sparked the founding of Girl Spring Inc., a nonprofit focused on the empowerment of girls and young women. She was the first woman in Alabama to gift $1 million to the national Women Moving Millions campaign, benefitting the Women’s Fund of Alabama, CHIPS and MS Foundation. Other achievements include: Alabama Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year, Alys Robinson Stephens Award, Gloria Awards, Life Member Award from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, MS Foundation Vision and Action Award (New York).
Top 50 Over 50 is a program of Positive Maturity celebrates members of our community who know how to dream, laugh, contribute and achieve on many levels… all the key elements of staying young while growing up.