#131 – Dr. Douglas Jackson

In this Industry Talk, KGI featured Douglas Jackson, who serves as the President/CEO of Project C.U.R.E.

Each week, Project C.U.R.E. delivers approximately four semi-truck loads of donated medical supplies and equipment to desperately needy people around the world. Since 1987, Project C.U.R.E. has delivered equipment and supplies to hospitals and clinics in over 135 countries. Project C.U.R.E. is consistently recognized with the highest rankings from Guidestar and Charity Navigator and was named by Forbes as one of the top 20 charities in America.

In addition to delivering nearly 200 40-foot containers each year through the C.U.R.E. Cargo program, the C.U.R.E. Clinics program sends medical professionals teams to assist partner hospitals and clinics. Project C.U.R.E. also provides hundreds of training hours through the Helping Babies Breathe and Helping Mothers Survive curriculum. Thousands of dollars of medical supplies are carried by traveling doctors and nurses in the form of C.U.R.E. Kits. More than 25,000 people volunteer with Project C.U.R.E. every year, making the organization one of the most efficient and effective grass-roots organizations in the country.

Jackson graduated magna cum laude from Northwest Nazarene University in 1982, receiving a Bachelor of Arts 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, he was awarded a PhD 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 2018, Jackson was awarded the Honorary Doctorate of Medicine from ABUAD University in Ekiti, Nigeria, for his work in Africa. Jackson is a member of the Alpha Delta Sigma and the Beta Gamma Sigma national honor societies and recently completed post-graduate Executive Education at the Stanford University School of Business.

Following his admission to the bar, Jackson administered the legal affairs for the international agricultural firm of CTB, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company. Upon completing his PhD, Jackson opened the Fermanian Business Center at Point Loma University in San Diego, CA. As Executive Director, he developed and implemented numerous programs and seminars to advance business opportunities for college students and business professionals in the San Diego community and abroad. In 1995, Jackson assumed the role of Provost at Colorado Christian University. In this capacity, he oversaw the university’s academic, financial, operational, advancement, and student life functions.

In addition to his work at Project C.U.R.E., Jackson has taught at the university level in the disciplines of finance, investments, and leadership development, legal and international issues. He is a frequent speaker and lecturer to colleges and universities, conferences such as TEDx, as well as civic, corporate and community organizations.

Jackson is a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow and is a past President of the Denver Rotary Club #31. His board service includes InterAction, the Partnership for Quality Medical Donations, WorldDenver, The Nanda Center for International and Comparative Law at the University of Denver, the World Trade Center Denver, and the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professionals at Regis University. He is a member of the National Who’s Who, Registry #57689, and a graduate of the leadership program LEAD San Diego. Jackson received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Healthcare from the American Red Cross, Innovative Philanthropy Prize from Prince Albert II, the Civis Princeps recognition from Regis University, the 5280 Magazine Philanthropist of the Year, and accepted the CoBiz “Best Places to Work” and Colorado Ethics in Business.