After a long business career having led multiple international industrial concerns, Jim founded The DuBose Foundation. The purpose of the foundation is to advance causes in conservation, education, and opportunity democratization. This purpose is fulfilled by making investments in people and organizations that make measurable and inspirational differences.
Jim is a self-described NPS Site Geek. He previously described himself as a National Park Geek but as he learned more about the parks, which are of course each in-and-of-themselves great, he also learned there was more. Much more. There were National Monuments, National Historic Sites, National Battlefields, libraries, gardens, and the list goes on. And on. He loved, and continues to love, every visit. Not only for their aesthetics but also for the important lessons they each and all teach. For him, paramount in those teachings was the larger lesson of conservancy. So while helping bridge gaps between NPS site budgets and needs is of interest to the foundation, so is the desire to advance select conservancy causes including helping to also bridge ecology gaps, promote cultural awareness, and enable the foundation’s own 2045 initiative.
So while helping bridge gaps between NPS site budgets and needs is of interest to the foundation, so is the desire to advance select conservancy causes including helping to also bridge ecology gaps, and promote cultural awareness. This is accomplished through Foundational Giving, Grants, Scholarships, Sponsored 501(c)(3) Organizations, and the foundation’s own Initiatives.
Jim has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.