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James Jensen

The Jenesis Group 
Managing Trustee
James J. Jensen has been called a “philanthropreneur” and serves as Managing Trustee of the Jenesis Group. Jenesis is a private family foundation that brings an entrepreneurial ethos and private sector funding methods including growth capital, “I.P.O.”s, closing dates, and lines of credit into the realm of philanthropy. Jenesis aspires to improve the quality of life for America’s young people by investing in opportunities for them to realize their full potential. Jenesis looks for nonprofit organizations that have a revenue-generating component as part of their business model. Social entrepreneurs are their change agents of choice. James earned a B.S. with honors in International Business/Communication (a major that did not exist until he created it) from Pepperdine University. He currently splits his time between Dallas, Texas and Nosara, Costa Rica.