UT distinguished alumnus James A. “Jim” Haslam II has been named a recipient of the 2016 Horatio Alger Award by the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. The annual award recognizes leaders who have succeeded, despite facing adversity, and who are committed to both philanthropy and higher education.
The Haslam family is featured in the Philanthropy 50, a list of America’s fifty most generous donors compiled by The Chronicle of Philanthropy.
James Haslam II—former UT football star, founder of Pilot Corp., philanthropist and father of Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam—will be the featured speaker on Thursday, January 19, at the Sword and Scales event at the College of Law. Sword and Scales is a social outreach and networking organization for UT law students.