Mensa Research and Educational Foundation
Jim has been a member of American Mensa for more than 37 years, and is presently the MERF Vice President. He served on the American Mensa Board for 12 years and the Mensa International Board for 13 years, including a term as the Mensa International Chairman.
Founded in 1971, the Mensa Education & Research Foundation is a philanthropic, nonprofit organization committed to the pursuit of excellence in human intelligence. The mission and strategic focus are directed at scholarships, education, and awards.
Last year more than 400 Mensa volunteers evaluated over 11,000 scholarship applications, and awarded more than US$140,000 in scholarships in the U.S. and internationally. The Foundation also presents national and international awards in recognition of research, education, and practical achievement regarding giftedness, intelligence, and creativity, including a special US$20,000 award presented every other year. The Foundation also publishes the Mensa Research Journal, and sponsors award-winning educational activities and projects for gifted youth, such as the Mensa For Kids website.