As Vice President with the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, Jim’s primary responsibilities include program development and grantmaking in the areas of education and economic development.
Jim holds a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work with a concentration in social research. He has over 30 years of experience in nonprofit administration and philanthropy. Prior positions include: Research Director for the Community College of Beaver County, Vice President of Research & Planning for the United Way of Allegheny County, Senior Program Officer for the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, and Executive Director of The Forbes Fund.
Jim has consulted with other nonprofit organizations in the areas of program evaluation and strategic planning, and has publications that include school-based health services, adult education, and nonprofit management. He serves on the Advisory Council of the West Virginia Department of Education’s 21st Century Learning Initiative, Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild Advisory Committee, and the University of Pittsburgh’s Institute of Politics Board of Fellows.
Jim is Co-Chair of the Remake Learning Council.