Gary Jander of San Diego, California, has been a member of Kiwanis for 22 years. Mr. Jander is a founding member of the Kiwanis Youth Development and Support Club of San Diego. He also served as the 2021-2022 club president. He has served as a Distinguished Governor and as Lieutenant Governor of the California-Nevada-Hawaii District of Kiwanis International. He currently serves as Kiwanis International Trustee.
As a financial supporter of the Cal-Nev-Ha Children’s Fund, Gary is a 1965 Fellowship recipient as well as a Diamond 4 Dunlap Fellowship recipient. Gary has also twice received the Walter Zeller Fellowship from the Kiwanis International Children’s Fund.
Gary believes that Kiwanis needs people who have proven leadership skills to volunteer for leadership positions. He has lived that idea in his many activities both in and out of Kiwanis. As a Kiwanis leader, he has helped formed new clubs, served as an informal club coach for the last ten years and participated in various Kiwanis International membership programs, including The Formula. Gary has provided leadership training to both youth and adults and has helped to raise funds to enhance the Cal-Nev-Ha Children’s Fund ability to make the lives of children better.
Gary values collaboration and servant leadership. Trained in organizational compliance and governance, he works with organizations, helping them to engage in civil discussions about the best ways to help them adapt to a changing world. Within Kiwanis he has worked with clubs and divisions to create positive and lifechanging programs aimed at helping them better serve the children in their local communities – and to focus on the idea of serving one world with one mission.
The owner of a nationally ranked law firm and a recognized probate attorney, Gary is also founder and president-emeritus of Probate Attorneys of San Diego. He has two children with his wife, Donna, who is a member and past president of the Kiwanis Youth Development and Support Club of San Diego. She is also a former District Administrator for Key Leader.