Jeannie Chaney graduated from the College of Pharmacy in 1961 and currently is retired after working for 49 years in Pharmacy in Cleveland. She is married to James B. Chaney, owner of The Cleveland Syrup Company, which provides sweeteners to food manufacturing companies. Mr. Chaney received a degree in economics from Denison University.
The Chaneys have enjoyed traveling with Purdue friends on several occasions, including the 2008 Alaskan cruise and the North Cape cruise in 2010. They have attended numerous PC and PAA events, and attend Purdue football games regularly. Jeannie participated in Kappa Epsilon (professional pharmacy) fraternity and Sigma Kappa (social) sorority. She currently serves on the Presiden'ts Council Leadership Forum, and participates in Pharmacy Women for Purdue. The Chaneys hosted a President's Council "dinner for 10" in their home in early 2009, and presented a portion of a President's Council Back to Class session in November 2010.
The Chaneys have been long-time supporters of Purdue. They have established the JeanAnne D. & James B Chaney Scholarship in Pharmacy and were one of the lead gift donors to the Pharmacy Practice Lab. The couple has also established an endowment for undergraduate research, and has indicated a generous will provision.
They also established the JeanAnne Darr and James B. Chaney Education and Development fund which is funded through a charitable remainder trust they established in 2007. In late 2009 they funded the Chaney Faculty Scholar Award and a scholarship program for pharmacy students in Kenya. The Kenyan students will employ a 'pay-it-forward' concept, and within six months after their graduation will repay the scholarship, making the program self-supporting. a scholarship was funded in 2008 in memory of James Russell Maier, the son of Bette Maier, one of their dear freinds. They also provided a gift which was used to enhance electronic technology for the college of Pharmacy's distance learning classes. Mr. and Mrs. Chaney have two children and enjoy 4 grandchildren.