James W. Bagley

NET WORTH: Unknown

SOURCE OF WEALTH: Lam Research Corporation

FUNDING AREAS: Health & Human Services, Education & Youth

OVERVIEW: James Bagley and family move their philanthropy through the J.W. Bagley Foundation. The family’s philanthropy prioritizes Northern California, Texas, and Mississippi. Funding interests include education and human services.

BACKGROUND: James W. Bagley earned bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering from Mississippi State University. He spent 15 years each at Texas Instruments and Applied Materials. Bagley went on to serve as chairman of the board and CEO of Lam Research Corporation, a global supplier of silicon wafer processing systems used to manufacture semiconductor integrated circuits.


HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES: Bagley and family, via their foundation, have supported Dallas Hearing Foundation, Stanford Neuroscience Health Center, Joslin Diabetes Foundation, Samaritan House Clinic, and ReSurge International, which “provides reconstructive surgical care for poor children and adults who lack access and builds surgical capacity in developing countries.”

EDUCATION & YOUTH: Bagley has supported his alma mater Mississippi State University, home to the James Worth Bagley School of Engineering. He gave the school $25 million in 2002 alone. He has also supported scholarships at the school.

Other past grantees include Santa Clara University Scholarship Fund, TX Tech Scholarship Fund, Harlem Children's Zone, William Brown Miller Elementary, CF Carr Elementary, and Trinity River Mission (TRM), which “provides educational and social opportunities that inspire K-12 students and their families to dream, believe, and achieve.”            

LOOKING FORWARD: Expect the Bagley family to stick with their select interest areas.


J.W. Bagley Foundation
741 Panchita Way
Los Altos, CA 94022