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Jim Walker

Vice President for Advancement

Jim Walker joins the Mackinac Center with 15 years of professional fundraising experience, raising over $50 million in his career.

Jim ran the campaign to open Everest Collegiate High School in Clarkson, MI and in his previous position as chief development officer for the Ohio History Connection, Jim’s team grew the overall philanthropy by more than 100 percent in less than four years.

"The Mackinac Center is leading the charge to renew a system of free enterprise in Michigan and also impacting public policy nationally. I feel honored and energized to join this noble cause, working for freedom in my home state," Jim said.

Originally from Oxford, Jim, his wife Kelly, and their 6 children are excited to be back home in Michigan.

From Jim Walker

Build, Measure, Learn … Invest

Many Mackinac Center donors I’ve met are engineers by training, and most engineers think about projects and philanthropic investments similarly. … more

The Two-Goal Lead and Championship Teams

People Are Not Competitive

California Attorney General Puts Donor Privacy in Danger

Short-Sighted Compassion

Your Gift of Stock has Added Benefits

How I Grew to Appreciate Entrepreneurs: I Met Some

Mackinac Center Legacy Society