Jean serves on several corporate and nonprofit boards, including Rowan University, where she graduated with a degree in home economics, consumer economics, marketing, and nutrition. She and her husband Ric Edelman are benefactors of the Inova Edelman Center for Nursing at Inova Health Foundation, the Edelman Planetarium, and Edelman Fossil Park—both at Rowan University. In addition to their generous involvement at NVTRP, including underwriting the Edelman Indoor Riding Arena, they support Boys & Girls Clubs, and many other charities.
Jean and Ric are the founders of Edelman Financial Services, which in 2018 joined forces with Financial Engines to create the nation’s largest Registered Investment Advisor. With combined assets under management of nearly $200 billion, the combined organization serves consumers via their 401(k) plans at work and provides financial planning via local offices coast-to-coast.