Scott Olson brings more than 15 years of experience in business law and corporate finance to his current role as executive vice chairman of Beneficient Holdings, LP, in Dallas, TX. In addition to his professional activities, Scott Olson contributes to a number of Dallas, TX-based nonprofit organizations, including Family Compass.
Formerly known as the Child Abuse Prevention Center, Family Compass is a nonprofit founded in 1992 that works to prevent child abuse and create strong, healthy families. Family Compass pursues this mission through a range of programs and activities focused on providing parents and families educational opportunities and support services.
For the last 12 years, Family Compass has helped young parents through its Healthy Families program. Designed to prevent cases of child abuse and neglect, Healthy Families teaches pregnant and parenting teens essential parenting skills and reinforces the importance of furthering their education and pursuing lasting employment.
The Healthy Families program serves participants for up to five years and is offered entirely free of charge. Focused on the high-poverty areas of Dallas, Healthy Families has found success in improving the outcomes for parents and children in at-risk neighborhoods and situations. Program statistics in recent years show a large percentage of Healthy Families’ participants are making positive life choices that benefit both themselves and their children.
An expert in business law and corporate finance, Scott Olson currently serves as executive vice chairman of Beneficient Holdings, LP, in Dallas, TX. Outside of his professional pursuits, Scott Olson gives back to the Dallas, TX, community by supporting such local charities and nonprofits as H.I.S. Bridgebuilders, a Christian-based organization that works to improve urban communities through programs aimed at spiritual and economic development as well as health and education.
Since its founding in 1995, H.I.S. Bridgebuilders has remained dedicated to creating lasting employment opportunities for those in need. In pursuit of this mission, H.I.S. Bridgebuilders offers life-skills training based on the principles of the author and speaker Zig Ziglar as well as vocational training in a variety of fields. In addition to providing students with practical training opportunities, H.I.S. Bridgebuilders connects successful students with open positions in the community. H.I.S. Bridgebuilders also operates an active mentoring program that pairs students with business professionals who offer encouragement and support. Furthermore, H.I.S. Bridgebuilders is in the process of developing GED prep classes that will further benefit those the organization serves.
Dallas, TX attorney Scott Olson is president of Beneficient Holdings, LP, and a board member with RPS Environmental Solutions. Active within the Dallas humanitarian community, Scott Olson also donates to Family Compass and participates in its events.
Originally called the Children Abuse Prevention Center, Family Compass has aided individuals throughout Dallas, TX, for nearly 25 years. Through education and outreach, this organization has taught people how to become better parents and ways to prevent cycles of abuse and neglect. More than 40,000 people have benefited from the services of Family Compass since its founding in 1992. An important non-profit in the region, it raised over $180,000 in 2013.
Every year, Family Compass runs events to raise money for its cause and to honor notable philanthropists in the community. On April 12, 2014, it will host the 21st annual A Legendary Evening gala. That night, the group will provide Jan and Trevor Rees-Jones with its Spirit of Compassion Award. The honorees are responsible for the Rees-Jones Foundation, a private entity that funds non-profit groups that improve the lives of individuals in North Texas, providing medical care, emergency services, and food and shelter. To sign up for this celebration or to learn more about Family Compass' services, log onto www.family-compass.org.
The current president of Beneficient Holdings, LP, Scott Olson earlier served as a Dallas, TX attorney with firms such as Greenberg Taurig and Larson King LLP. Involved with several philanthropic endeavors, Scott Olson contributes to H.I.S. BridgeBuilders.
Since 1995, H.I.S. BridgeBuilders has functioned as a ministry that improves urban communities. Based in six cities in the United States, including Dallas, TX, this entity has also established branches in Romania and Kenya. It develops programs that improve the economic and spiritual health of individuals, as well as providing them with education and healthcare services.
In acknowledgment of H.I.S. BridgeBuilders' achievements, the organization was honored with The Alliance for Healthcare Excellence's (TAHE) Healthcare Education Hero of the Year Award in November 2013. TAHE raises awareness about organizations that increase people's opportunities to receive decent healthcare. H.I.S. BridgeBuilders and its president and co-founder, Mike Fechner, received the accolade because of initiatives that educate the public about their rights within the medical field. H.I.S. BridgeBuilders was particularly recognized for its eye clinic, which treats 6,000 patients annually.
Scott Olson of Dallas, TX, currently serves as the president of Beneficient Holdings. Previously, he worked with several noted law firms, including Greenberg Traurig, Larson King, LLP, and Andrews Kurth, LLP. Alongside his career, Scott Olson has supported charitable organizations such as H.I.S. BridgeBuilders.
Based in Dallas, H.I.S. BridgeBuilders offers educational programs such as vocational training services to assist individuals in learning new skills and obtaining jobs to support themselves and their families, leading to economic growth. The vocational training programs involve partnerships with local businesses. Participants receive practical training in fields such as automotive repair, carpentry, hospitality, machine shop work, optometry, and woodworking. The organization also aims to assist individuals in employing these skills in the job market through complementary programs such as mentorships.
The vocational training programs serve as part of H.I.S. BridgeBuilders' mission to provide opportunities for individuals to receive education, health services, and economic and spiritual development across the world. The organization believes in living out the Christian call to love and service through building up communities for the glory of God.
Scott Olson has spent most of his career in Dallas, TX, where he gained experience as an in-house consultant and attorney for several law firms. He currently serves as the president of Beneficient Holdings. Committed to humanitarian aid, Scott Olson also supports a variety of charitable causes. Previously, he has chaired galas such as Côtes du Coeur.
Every spring in Dallas, Côtes du Coeur attracts men and women from across the region to come together for a black-tie gala evening in support of the American Heart Association. The event consists of an elegant dinner prepared by distinguished chefs and an auction of fine wines. Additionally, the Côtes du Coeur Young at Heart After-Party continues the evening's pleasure with more food and wine, dancing, and cocktails for the area's young professionals.
The 2014 Côtes du Coeur will take place on March 22nd at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. This year's event will offer auction of wines from more than 30 wineries such as Freixenel, Hill Family Estate, Red Mare Wines, Sequoia Grove, Torii Mor Winery, and Wrath. Chefs for the dinner include David Holben of Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House, Chef Otto of Central Market, and Richard Chamberlain of Chamberlain's Steak & Chop House and Chamberlain's Fish Market Grill.
After spending time with the United States Air Force, Scott Olson of Dallas, TX, attended the Vanderbilt University Law School. After spending time as managing director at Palm Beach Links (PBL) Capital, he has been involved in a number of start-up companies. Scott Olson has also involved in a number of charitable organizations in Texas, including the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center.
The Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center (DCAC) is dedicated to bettering the lives of children in the Dallas area who have suffered some form of abuse. The DCAC understands the important role ongoing therapy sessions play in the recovery process for individuals who have experienced trauma due to abuse. In order to gather support for its cause and continue promoting public awareness, the DCAC hosts three annual events. Every spring the organization holds the Appetite for Advocacy event, a hallmark luncheon that celebrates heroes in the local community. In both the summer and winter the DCAC puts on the Encore for Advocacy program, a series of musical events designed to demonstrate the positive impact music can play in therapy. In the fall, the DCAC runs the ART+ADVOCACY auction to raise funds and show off the artistic talents of local children.