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Tanya S. James

Tanya S. James is a devoted wife, mother, philanthropist and entrepreneur committed to being the example that personal and professional success can coexist. She is the Founder of Tanya S. James Foundation & KJ’s Hope Foundation and CEO of TJ Entertainment Group. Tanya earned a dual degree in Public Relations and Print Journalism from North Carolina A&T State University and her Master’s Degree in Mass Communication, concentration in Public Relations, from the University of Georgia. She is  amongst the Who’s Who of Black Charlotte. Additionally a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc and The Recording Academy.

Ivory Coast 

Coming Soon … The Ivory Coast Initiative, a short film highlighting the struggles, needs and aspirations of the educational system in the Ivory Coast.

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About TSJF

The Tanya S. James Foundation (TSJF) was born long before its official name was created. Its founder, Tanya, was born to be a world changer. Changing the world around her has been her life’s mission, one person and one cause at a time. It’s not what she does, it’s who she is. 


For nearly twenty years, prior to the Foundation being established in 2022, Tanya created lasting impact amongst individuals, communities and organizations that are still being felt. From adopting classrooms and funding mission trips to helping furnish damaged homes and providing college scholarships; the experiences and aid Tanya provided has created lifelong changes in the communities she's touched.


In 2023, TSJF launched its first international endeavor by partnering with ProSeed Foundation to build a school in the Ivory Coast. 


The R.U.T.H. Foundation for Women is a nonprofit organization that gives assistance to single mothers in need. Founded by Shanicka Vail House, the organization serves as an advocate for single mothers by raising funds to assuage the financial pressures of everyday living expenses like rent and utilities, groceries, and childcare essentials like formula, diapers, baby food, medicine, etc. The R.U.T.H. acronym, “Real Uplifting Through Hugs”, embodies the heart of her vision, while also honoring the legacy of her Grandmother, Ruth.

Mrs. Tanya James is an amazing human being! I am a mom to a daughter with a severe form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome and autism. I am a stay at home caregiver for my daughter and I needed help with paying for my daughters daily alkaline vegan supplements and cbd oil which cost $600 monthly. Mrs. James made the commitment on March 11, 2022 to pay for her supplements for the remainder of the year and I received ....

With gratitude,

Ruqqiayah Sabour

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