"Being a bystander to suffering is not an option," notes Jim Greenbaum, the Founder and Managing Director of The Greenbaum Foundation. A native of Monroe, Louisiana, and a graduate of the University of Virginia, Jim entered the workforce with one primary goal in mind -- to make as much money as quickly as possible in order to use those funds to help make the world a better place.
Jim founded and became CEO of Access Long Distance in 1985. Seven years later, at 33 years of age, Jim made the decision to give the corporate world only another seven years. Keeping true to that plan, Jim sold the telecommunications company in 1999, and has dedicated his time and resources ever since to the Not for Profit World.
Jim is a Board Member of Tostan, and End Slavery Now, and also the Executive Producer of the modern day slavery documentary film "Not My Life." Jim is active in YPO/WPO and its Social Enterprise Networks. He is also a long time member of the Clinton Global Initiative, and a regular attendee at the Skoll World Forum and Global Philanthropy Forum.
Jim is passionate about bringing business efficiency and selfless, common sense approaches to the humanitarian world. A proud and active parent, Jim resides in Rancho Santa Fe, California with his wife, Lucie, and kids.