Former President and Secretary of the Board Jean Schulz became involved with Canine Companions for Independence in 1986. Her late husband, renowned cartoonist Charles Schulz, thought the dogs ‘marvelous,’ and so did Jean.
Many years later, as the organization continues to grow, Jean is confident Canine Companions will retain its legendary “family feeling,” even as it explores new science and concepts that will enable Canine Companions to place more highly trained assistance dogs with the people who need them.
For the past 50 years, Jean has dedicated herself to numerous community projects and has served on multiple boards. Jean attended Pomona College and graduated from Sonoma State University with a Bachelor’s in English, later receiving an honorary doctorate from her alma mater.
Among her many accomplishments, Jean holds a pilot’s license and was Nevada’s mixed doubles tennis champion in 1979.