Jamie

Cultivator of Organizations

As Co-Owner, President and CEO of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Ambassador Jamie McCourt oversaw the strategic planning and development for the franchise. Under her leadership, the Dodgers returned to financial profitability, set a club record for single season attendance and won back to back division titles for the first time in 30 years. For years, the highest ranking female executive in baseball and one of the few female executives in all of professional sports, Ambassador Jamie McCourt designed a special outreach program to broaden the Dodgers’ fan base and bring more women into baseball, a program that became a model for other outreach efforts throughout Major League Baseball.

Cultivator of Big Ideas

As an angel investor, Ambassador Jamie McCourt identifies new talent and transformative ideas. Her primary focus is on biotechnology ventures, technology startups and high value real estate.

Cultivator of Women

Ambassador Jamie McCourt is a teacher and mentor of women. Her innovative class at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, “The Pursuit of Leadership: A Female Perspective,” which she taught for years as an Adjunct Professor, was the first accredited graduate-level leadership course specifically designed for women at a leading U.S. business school. As part of her financial self-sufficiency speaking tour, she has spoken at Harvard and Columbia Universities and was recently a keynote speaker at the Sloan Women in Management conference at MIT.

Cultivator of the Arts

A major supporter of contemporary artists and leading art institutions, Ambassador Jamie McCourt served for years, until her confirmation, on the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and on the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). As well, she served on the Board of the Centre Pompidou Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to supporting the Centre Pompidou in Paris. She also served on the Board of Directors of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles.

RASHID JOHNSON
Personal Collection

Cultivator of Food and Wine

In 2013, Ambassador Jamie McCourt purchased a hillside Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard, which she named Auberge Vineyards, in renowned Rutherford, California in the Napa Valley and began a multiyear restoration process to return the vines to active cultivation and aged winemaking. Ambassador Jamie McCourt is an active supporter of California local producers and the farm-to-table food movement as reflected in her own cookbook entitled, Jamie’s Road: Cooking in a Crowded Life.

Jamie’s cookbook
release fall 2017

Cultivator of Community

Ambassador Jamie McCourt has a long, deeply rooted philanthropic history. She has been an active member of the Los Angeles business community, and served on the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Business Council and the Board of Directors of LA INC. the Convention & Visitors Bureau. She has also served on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Sports Council, a nonprofit organization that promotes regional economic development through sports; the Leadership Council of the Literacy Network of Greater Los Angeles; and the Board of Directors of the Dodgers Dream Foundation, which provides educational, athletic and recreational opportunities for area youth.

In the area of education, Ambassador Jamie McCourt served on the Board of Advisors at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and the Americas Board at the MIT Sloan School of Management. She also served as Chair of Georgetown University’s Third Century Campaign, which raised more than one billion dollars.

In the area of international relations, she served on UNICEF’s Southern California Regional Board, and previously traveled to the Middle East on behalf of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. She is the recipient of the Scopus award, the highest humanitarian honor conferred by the American Friends of the Hebrew University. Past Scopus laureates include Steven Spielberg, Ted Turner, Gregory Peck, Barbra Streisand and Elie Wiesel. She served as an Executive Member of the Maccabi World Union Board of Trustees and as a Patron of the 2017 Maccabiah games. In addition, she served on the Board of Directors of Business Executives for National Security, a non-profit through which senior business leaders advise the U.S. government on many difficult national security challenges. She was also a Sustaining Member of the Pacific Council on International Policy.