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Kern Family Foundation

As president of the Kern Family Foundation, Jim is responsible for providing leadership and direction to expand existing programs and establish new programs in support of the foundation’s mission to build the future through values, education, and innovation. He is a social entrepreneur, having co-founded two non-profit corporations in the education reform sector: HOPE Schools and Educational Enterprises. He holds an MA from Concordia University in Illinois and a BA from Dr. Martin Luther College in Minnesota.