Juan and Ken Ahonen-Jover

Juan and Ken Ahonen-Jover

At a Glance:

Juan and Ken Ahonen-Jover has been a Project Contributor since May 2008, has written 24 entries and currently lives in Miami Beach, FL.


Juan and Ken Ahonen-Jover are the co-founders of eQualityGiving.org - the online community dedicated to achieve LGBTQ legal equality.

The couple is focused on which organizations, elected officials, and strategies can lead to achieve legal equality faster. Their philanthropic experience includes donating to politicians, organizations and universities, as well as hosting fundraisers, serving on national and local boards, and participating in endorsement panels, political task forces, and donor conferences. Combining this experience with backgrounds in technology and research, they have developed an approach to giving strategically using the internet, which is implemented in this website.

Juan holds four advanced degrees including a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (supercomputers) as well as a Masters in Engineering Management, both from Stanford University. He is a Fulbright scholar, co-author of a textbook on computers, and fluent in four languages. He worked at AT&T, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and American Express. As an entrepreneur in computer chips, he sold his company, now part of Intel. Since selling the company, at age 40, he has devoted most of his time to achieving equality.

Ken is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, a Regional Faculty Member with the American Heart Association, and Medical Director of Advanced Cardiac Life Support for Baptist Health Systems of South Florida. He is medical director of Emergency Services in a hospital in the Florida Keys. His passion for politics has developed into his role of political editor at eQualityGiving, where he now devotes much of his time.

Juan and Ken Ahonen-Jover: Recently Filed

New tools to push for LGBT equality now

Filed by Juan and Ken Ahonen-Jover | October 15, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

We are pleased to announce a new set of tools that we believe will greatly help to accelerate reaching LGBT legal equality. These tools are web-based, integrated with each other, are super easy to use, and are available to both...Read More

Introducing Krystal Ball

Filed by Juan and Ken Ahonen-Jover | June 29, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

A wife and mother supports equality... ...and she is running for Congress! Straight allies of the LGBTQ community are critical to the success of achieving equality. And there can be no stronger ally than this 27 year old wife and...Read More

An Equality Speech Obama Could Deliver

Filed by Juan and Ken Ahonen-Jover | June 16, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

In recognition of the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion, many people anticipate that the White House will announce a significant package of LGBT equality measures and that the President will deliver a speech on equality in front of a...Read More

The Dallas Principles: Why Not Now?

Filed by Juan and Ken Ahonen-Jover | May 30, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Two weeks ago, a group of 24 thinkers, activists, and donors (including Juan and Ken) got together to discuss how to reach legal equality faster for LGBT Americans. The result was the creation of a document called The Dallas Principles....Read More

100 Days - 0% Equal

Filed by Juan and Ken Ahonen-Jover | April 29, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Today marks the first 100 days of the new administration. President Obama has been saying that we should hold our government accountable. So, we have created the Legal Equality Index. This is a tool that can be used to hold...Read More