Meet Jen Peters

With our March Member Jen Peters, it’s all about family, AND community! A dedicated mom of adult twins, Jen has been a big part of Impact100 Greater Sacramento since its inception and currently serves on the Nominating Committee. In addition, she and Janay Parkinson co-chair the Special Events Committee (a true Dynamic Duo!) so get ready for some fun this year!

After achieving a B.A. in Sociology from UCLA, Jen returned home to Sacramento for a career in the banking industry where she met her to-be husband, Ken. Later leaving career behind to focus full-time on her twins, Jack and Emma, Jen contributed to the Sacramento community as a member of Junior League and the National Charity League. Even though both twins eventually decided to attend college out of the area (San Luis Obispo and San Diego), she and Ken manage to shoehorn in constant family time as well.

With Jack and Emma nearly out of college, and more time on her hands, Jen is helping to transform our community with Impact100.  Thank you, Jen!

Why did you join Impact100?

I joined Impact100 because I was so intrigued by the concept of 100 women having the ability to make such an “impact” on the Greater Sacramento community. So many of us are philanthropic and charitable, but alone cannot make much of a difference for a nonprofit. Collectively, we can make a transformational difference. That’s exciting!

What is your favorite aspect about Impact100?

My favorite aspect of Impact100 is the fact that we are a group of strong women (all bringing different skills and talents) that have collaborated to launch this unique organization in Sacramento. Together we can create change and opportunity in our own community – all while having a great time doing it!

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What are your hobbies?

I enjoy reading, movies, red wine and traveling…not necessarily in that order.

What are your favorite travel destination(s)?

Maui is my family’s happy place.

What is a place you haven’t traveled, but would love to visit?


If you could have an hour lunch with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be and why?

I would love the opportunity to have one last lunch with my grandmother who has been gone over 20 years. I’d love the chance to ask all the questions I never asked, to make sure she knew the profound impact she had on me, and how much she was loved and cherished.