While he founded his current company, Preston Hollow Capital, this was not Jim Thompson’s first dive into founding a company. His passion for the community of Dallas and its surrounding areas inspired Jim Thompson to found the Blue Sky Educational Foundation in 2012. Angela and Jim Thompson both believe in the importance of giving back and it was from that place in their hearts that they began the development of this philanthropic endeavor. Blue Sky Educational Foundation was designed to create an environment in which supporters could use aviation experiences to inspire young people to pursue studies in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as well as to promote a passion for aerospace careers.
Developing this kind of programming required partnering with some of the nation’s largest and most prestigious aviation groups. These partnerships allow Blue Sky Educational Foundation to give promising students opportunities to learn the passion of flight. This is done first-hand through camp scholarships, school curricula and other innovative programs. For Dallas students, this is an incredible opportunity to grow and develop as young eager students into full fledged professionals. The skills that they are able to acquire are both educational and inspirational to increase interest in these important fields. Jim Thompson works in the field of finance which requires math and this inspired him to want to pay it forward to students looking to go into these kinds of fields as well.