From businessman Jim Thompson’s perspective, the Dallas community is extremely important. In fact, it seems to be too important for him to ever leave. In fact, when he decided to leave ORIX USA behind after 22 years to establish his own firm, Preston Hollow Capital, he started the new firm in the same Dallas office building as ORIX. Because Jim Thompson sees Dallas as home, he is dedicated to improving the business climate in his community to the extent possible. His life is about more than business, of course.
Jim Thompson also likes to give back to the people of Dallas to the extent possible. That is why Jim is a very active philanthropist. In addition to his service on the board of the Dallas Urban Debate Alliance, Jim Thompson also supports Dallas-area non-profits through the Jim & Angela Thompson Foundation, and he provides substantial and unwavering support for STEM education initiatives through his leadership and support of the Blue Sky Educational Foundation.