A resident of Dallas, Texas, James Dondero boasts of extensive experience in the credit and equity markets, having been in the industry for more than 30 years. He is the co-founder and president of Highland Capital Management. The company provides an array of creative award-winning products and solutions for both retail and institutional investors.
According to Dallas Links, Besides serving as a board member of MGM Studios and American Banknote, James Dondero is also the chairman of CCS Medical, Nexbank, and Cornerstone Healthcare. His passion for philanthropy is evident. He supports initiatives in areas such as public policy, education, and veterans related projects.
Late last year, James announced the HCM’s decision to award the Family Place, a $1 million challenge grant. This was a move to help the organization raise the last leg of the $16.5 million needed for its legacy campaign.
Family Place is the leading organization in Dallas that supports victims of family violence through counseling and provision of shelter. The challenge grant is designed to match all the funds raised for the project by up to $1 million from the time of the announcement all the way until April 4, 2017. Learn more about James Dandero: http://thedallasjournal.org/the-career-achievements-of-james-dondero/
The goal of the Legacy campaign by Family Place is to help the construction and operation of a new Counseling Center in Dallas for victims of family violence – seeing that the current one is operating at capacity. The new building is expected to support an additional 2000 victims every year.
When making this announcement, James Dondero said that the philanthropic move by Highlands Capital Management was motivated by the appeal to the community to aid in solving the life-threatening problem in the region, by Dallas Mayor and Police Chief Mike Rawlings and David Brown