By:Adam Cohen Issue: Conscious Capitalism Section: Advisory Board
President and CEO Project C.U.R.E.
Dr. Douglas Jackson
Project C.U.R.E 10377 E. Geddes Ave. Centennial, Co 80112
Dr. Douglas Jackson is President and CEO of Project C.U.R.E., a humanitarian relief organization that collects and delivers donated medical supplies and equipment to developing countries worldwide.
Jackson became President and CEO of Project C.U.R.E. in 1997. Since then, he has helped expand Project C.U.R.E.’s reach to every corner of the globe; the organization now works in more than 120 countries. Jackson’s father, Dr. James Jackson, founded the organization in 1987 after a trip to Brazil exposed him to the plight of patients being turned away from clinics that lacked basic medical supplies and equipment.
Prior to joining Project C.U.R.E., Jackson was Provost for Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, Colo., where he oversaw the academic, financial, operational, advancement and student life functions of the university. Previously, he served as Director of the Fermanian Business Center at Point Loma University in San Diego, Calif., where he led programs to foster business opportunities for college students and business professionals in the San Diego community and abroad.
Jackson’s experience includes working as a law clerk, a judge's clerk and an assistant court administrator. As an attorney, he administered the legal affairs for the international agricultural firm of CTB, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company headquartered in Milford, Ind. He has researched and authored articles and consulted in the areas of finance, real estate and small business. Additionally, Jackson taught university courses in finance, investments and law for 15 years.
Jackson graduated magna cum laude from Northwest Nazarene University in 1982, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. In 1985, he earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Colorado at Boulder, receiving the American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in the study of law. In 1992, Jackson was awarded a Ph.D. in Business Administration with an emphasis in finance and econometrics from the University of Colorado at Boulder, authoring a dissertation on leveraged buyouts and secondary public offerings.
In the community, Jackson is a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow and the past President of the Denver Rotary Club #31. He is on the Boards of Directors of the Institute for International Education, which administers Fulbright Scholarships, and Leader’s Challenge. He is a member of the National Who’s Who Registry and a graduate of the leadership program LEAD San Diego. Other projects that Jackson is involved in include HOPE International, Christian Executive Officers, YMCA and the Leadership Denver Association. Jackson received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Healthcare from the American Red Cross and also accepted the Colorado Ethics in Business Award on behalf of the team at Project C.U.R.E.
Jackson resides in Centennial, Colo., with his wife and three young daughters.