As Jim Thompson sees things, Dallas is a special place. It is his home and Jim is dedicated to improving the business climate in his community. Because of who he is and how he was raised, he has always believed that one of his keys to a successful and fulfilling life includes giving back to his community to the extent possible. That is why, in addition to serving as chairman of Preston Hollow Capital. Jim Thompson is a very active philanthropist, primarily in his Dallas community. In addition to his long-time service on the board of the Dallas Urban Debate Alliance, Jim also strongly supports Dallas-based non-profits through the Jim & Angela Thompson Foundation, which he formed expressly for that purpose.
Through his leadership and support of the Blue Sky Educational Foundation, Jim Thompson also shows unwavering support for STEM education initiatives. He also has been a former Board Member of Dallas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), which helps underserved children find legal assistance when they need it, and he has served on the boards of Angel Flight South Central and the AOPA Foundation at various times. He has also strongly support and/or served on the boards for The Family Place, and the World Craniofacial Foundation.