Jan Parsons served on the Cooke County Foundation Board and set up the Jan Parsons Music Scholarship, Colonel Albro L. Parsons, Jr. Scholarship, and Susan Gerred Athletics Scholarship while she was on the board. She was very supportive of the college and wanted to help students pursue their education. She was a music teacher in the Metroplex for many years. When she moved to Gainesville she was active at St. Mary’s Church and played the organ/piano at masses.