James Gore

Senior Program Officer

James Gore joined the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation in February 2009. Prior to coming to the Foundation, James served as a program director with One Economy Corporation, a Washington, DC based multi-national nonprofit that focused on efforts to bring broadband access, online content, and technology resources to low-income families. James also spent eight years with the Winston-Salem Foundation as a program officer and donor services officer. James has been active with numerous philanthropic efforts throughout his career. He currently serves as co-chair of Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees and is on the board of North Carolina Network of Grantmakers. James now lives in Charlotte with his wife, Tamara Dial, and two young children, Dial Jean and Ellington “Duke”. James received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Yale University. 

James can help provide more information about:

  • ZSR's Promoting Social and Economic Justice priority area and specific questions about the Foundation's criminal justice and economic self-sufficiency strategies.
  • ZSR’s Community-Based Strategy and Collaborative Problem-Solving approach.
  • ZSR’s Racial Equity work.