“Highland Capital Management, LLC always wants to make sure that we give to institutions who act as careful stewards of the community’s money by consistently making a positive impact,” said Steve Wishnia (pictured above), CEO of Highland Capital, a wealth management company that has been providing investment advisory services to clients since he founded it in 1987. “When we give, it’s to partners who have a mission that we agree with and lines up with our company’s morals.”
In 2021, Highland Capital became an official Corporate Partner of Jewish Community Partners, which manages the Jewish Foundation of Memphis and Memphis Jewish Federation. By investing in efforts to serve the Jewish community in Memphis, as well as those in Israel and around the world, Highland Capital demonstrates a profound commitment to tikkun olam.
“The work that non-profit organizations do is essential for strong, vibrant, well-balanced communities. Non-profits exist to meet needs, and the best of them do their work in ways no other organization or program ever could,” said Steve. “Federation and Foundation have a symbiotic relationship through Jewish Community Partners, working together to improve, enrich, and empower Jewish lives around the world, but most importantly for us our friends and neighbors in Memphis. This city’s amazing Jewish community is important to us, which is why we choose to support JCP as Corporate Partners.”
Dedicated to the practice of investment management, Highland Capital has offices throughout Tennessee, Florida, and Alabama, all run from its Memphis headquarters. Nearing its 40th anniversary, Highland Capital currently has more than $3 billion in assets under management.
“We’re only able to support this wonderful Jewish community because of donors’ support of what we do,” said Sheri Gadberry, Senior Philanthropic Officer & Executive Vice President of the Jewish Foundation of Memphis. “This is true of the donors who hold funds at the Foundation and of those who make gifts to Federation’s Annual Community Campaign. Corporate Partners like Highland Capital are an important part of this dynamic, and we are grateful for their contributions to our shared goals.”
In addition to the company’s formal Corporate Partnership, Highland Capital team members find other ways to support Federation and Foundation. Many of their staff make family gifts to Federation’s Annual Community Campaign and hold Foundation Donor Advised Funds. Senior Vice President of Private Wealth Scott Notowich also serves on the Memphis Jewish Federation Board of Directors as its Vice Chair of Israel & Overseas.
“What inspires me are the non-profits doing important work that other agencies can’t,” said Scott. “Highland Capital chooses to support Memphis Jewish Federation and the Jewish Foundation of Memphis because of their ability to empower engaged community members to make a difference locally. For example, Federation’s educational programming and senior services are vital community resources. And Foundation Funds support non-profit efforts all over the country, but with a heavy emphasis on the Memphis Jewish community. Our support is a no-brainer.”