This is part of our ongoing “Donor Spotlight” series.

Spotlight on: J.T. Boseman

If you know J. T. Boseman, you know a servant leader.  If you have had the opportunity to serve alongside him, you already know that J.T. is going to do what he says he will do. Although he is technically retired from BASF as corporate group leader-financial systems and manager of application support, J. T. still works full time serving his community, his church and his family. He joined the Foundation board in January of 2000 and has served as board chairman, vice chairman and board secretary.

J. T. and his wife Anita have always been generous and active supporters of their community.  In 2003, they established the James T. and Anita R. Boseman Donor Advised Fund with the Foundation, enabling them to recommend distributions to the causes about which they care most. Anita, an educator, points out that “Our choice to give back to the community instills in our three children and six grandchildren the importance of generosity.  It’s a bridge from our generation to theirs.”

Mr. Boseman has served in leadership roles including the Westside Community Center, Anderson County Planning Commission, AnMed Health, We Stand for Kids, Kappa Gamma Gamma Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Welfare Baptist Church, Partners for a Healthy Community and the United Way of Anderson County. A favorite project is the annual Young Esquire Beautillion, dedicated to mentoring young men to prepare them to become caring citizens who will give back to their community as adults. According to J. T. “Our donor advised fund at the Foundation helps us give back to the community where we have lived, worked, worshipped and reared our children.”