Who’s Who of Humanitarians and Philanthropists

James V. Eade

James V. Eade

Title: Chief Executive Officer

Company: The Eade Foundation

Location: Menlo Park, California, United States




  • Ananda Organization
  • CalChess – Northern California Chess Federation (president, vice president, 1994-1995)
  • Chess Journalists of America (president, 1995-1996)
  • The Kolty Chess for Youth Foundation (president, 1991-1993)
  • U.S. Chess Trust (president, 2000-2019) (treasurer, 2005-2010) (trustee)
  • United States Chess Federation (USCF) (delegate, policy board member, 1996-1999)
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of Texas-Dallas Chess Advisory Board (former chairman)
  • World Chess Federation (FIDE) (American zone president, 2000-2002)


  • Host, “Change Your Mind” YouTube Series (2023)
  • Author, “Freedom: Your Path to Recovery” (2023)
  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2022)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2022)
  • Recipient, Chess Journalist of America Award for Best Chess Website, Chess Journalists of America (2022)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2022)
  • Featured Member, Marquis Millennium Magazine, Marquis Who’s Who (2022)
  • Recipient, Outstanding Career Achievement Award, United States Chess Federation (2018)
  • Honoree, Chess Educator of the Year, University of Texas-Dallas (2016)
  • Author, “Chess Openings for Dummies” (2010)
  • Author, “The Chess Player’s Bible: Illustrated Strategies for Staying Ahead of the Game. Barron’s Educational Series” (2004)
  • Author, “The Chess Player’s Bible” (2004)
  • Author, “Chess for Dummies” (1996)
  • Author, “Remember the MacCutcheon!” (1991)
  • Honorable Mentions, Best Interviews, Chess Journalists of America
  • Honoree, FIDE Master, World Chess Federation
  • Inductee, High School Hall of Fame
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