Inspired by the Jesuits who helped shape his formation and moved by the School’s unwavering commitment to transforming young men into agents of change, Jack Wensinger has engineered an impressive record of volunteer leadership that has spanned five decades and extended across the metroplex. In recognition of his devotion to the Jesuit mission and the innumerable ways in which his philanthropy and service continue to shape our community, Wensinger has been named as the recipient of the 2017 Jesuit Dallas Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Moving from the Midwest just prior to high school, Wensinger was a member of the National Honor Society and a two-time team captain and all-state swimmer at Jesuit. He earned an accounting degree from Texas A&M in 1981 and later graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s prestigious Wharton School of Business. Wensinger has enjoyed a distinguished career providing investment banking, acquisition and asset management services, and in 1993 co-founded the property management company, WillMax Capital, where he still serves as president. Wensinger is also a co-founder of Marinas International, and as a principal of WillMax, has run and operated Woodbourne Investment Management.
Wensinger’s professional success is considerable, but is secondary to his exhaustive scope of service to numerous non-profits in DFW, most notably, his high school alma mater. He has served on the School Board as chair of the finance committee and the Jesuit Foundation Board as investment committee chair. From 2011-13, as Jesuit Dallas was completing the We Are Jesuit capital campaign, Wensinger served as chair of the Jesuit Dallas Foundation Board of Trustees. In addition, he contributed a two-year term on the Alumni Executive Board, was on the strategic development advisory board for the School’s real estate committee, and was a class captain for both the alumni phonathon and the parent’s challenge drive.
A member of the St. Aloysius Gonzaga Lifetime Giving Society along with his wife, Terri Sue, Wensinger and his brother, Tom ’82, started the John & Rosanne Wensinger Family Scholarship benefitting students requiring need-based financial aid. He and Terri Sue served as honorary chairs of the Celebration Auction in 2015, where along with friends and other members of the Jesuit Class of 1977, Wensinger initiated the Jesuit Faculty Professional Development Fund.
Having held board positions at Town North YMCA, Dallas Social Ventures, and the Dallas chapter of the YPO, Wensinger served on the board at Uplift Education as a member of the finance committee and was marketing development chair for the Clayton Dabney Foundation Board of Trustees. His ongoing devotion to Jesuit Dallas and his allegiance to the greater community is inspiring, and has won for him the respect, confidence, and affection of his friends and colleagues.