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Jim Acheson is the scion of an entrepreneurial family whose roots stretch back to the Industrial Revolution.  Edward Acheson, Jim's grandfather, was a protégé of Thomas Edison and is credited with successful lubricant work on the light bulb.

That inquisitive and venturesome spirit has, for three generations, inspired the Acheson family to invest in the development of their businesses and communities.

Soon after moving from Michigan, the Achesons put their philanthropy to work for South Florida.  Of special pride to them is state-of-the-art equipment they helped secure for the Lighthouse Point fire department.  Jim shares that he particularly likes this project because it allows their small city to stay ahead of the curve.

Investment in the communities where they live is an Acheson tradition upheld by three generations.  And that investment should meet the same standards as any healthy business endeavor, Jim says.
Broward County Inspiring Philanthropy over 25 years