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Jane Ewing Remembered

Jane Ewing Remembered

: Courtesy Cornish College of the Arts.

Cornish College of the Arts mourns the passing of Jane Ewing, long-time head of institutional advancement; she will be remembered with a scholarship.

PICTURE: Jane Ewing.

With the passing of Jane Ewing on January 23, something changed at Cornish College of the Arts. Jane was a highly effective vice president for institutional advancement, however, what will also truly be missed is her style. Witty, with an irreverent sense of humor, an unrepentant fashionista of the highest order, Jane brought a sense of joy to the running of Cornish that will be difficult, if not impossible, to replace.

The Jane Ewing Endowed Scholarship Fund at Cornish College of the Arts has been established in her memory and to honor her life, a fund that will continue to push forward the work she loved.

“She wrote to me after the Gala,” remembers Cornish President Nancy Uscher, “when she heard about the announcement of the endowed scholarship in her name: ‘While it seems impossible to reconcile feeling fortunate while having cancer, sometimes it happens and today is one of those times. The outpouring of support, affection, and kindness that I have received over these past months has literally filled my heart.’”

Jane was at home for her last days, surrounded by family, husband JJ, daughter Jennifer, son Daniel, spouses and grandchildren. She was 67 years old, much too young to be gone, especially for someone so youthful of spirit.

“She loved her family in a profound way,” continues Uscher, “and I have wonderful memories of us sitting in her office and Jane telling me all the latest news about JJ, Jennifer, Daniel and the grandchildren. She was so joyous and truly proud of her loved ones!”

Those who would like to make a gift to the newly established Jane Ewing Endowed Scholarship Fund may do so by giving through Cornish’s secure online form or by contacting the Office of Institutional Advancement by phone at 206.726.5064.


Seattle Times Piece on Jane.


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