Not long ago, James Dondero, the founder and current chief executive officer of Highland Capital Management announced that his company would be providing an impressive $1 million challenge grant with an aim to assist The Family Place raise $2.8 million required for Legacy Campaign planned to be held in the next six months.
The Family Place is an organization situated in Dallas that works to eliminate domestic violence. This great announcement was made at Hilton Anatole in Texas where James Dondero had attended The Family Place’s 21st Annual Texas Trailblazer Awards.
The company will match several donations from other entities up to 50% with an end goal of raising $1 million within a duration of six months. This challenge by Highland Capital Management aims at motivating other philanthropists located in Dallas to donate. The Family Place has managed to raise an additional $200000 since the October announcement by Mr. James Dondero towards the Legacy Campaign.
By donating a challenge grant of $1 million, Highland Capital looks forward to ensuring The Family Place raises $16.5 million required to make the legacy campaign successful. According to James, the donation answers an urgent call to action by Dallas Police Chief Brown and Mayor Mike Rawlings for the community to assist solve domestic violence cases in Dallas.
Career and Education of James Dondero
For over 3 decades, James Dondero has been working in the investment industry and this therefore proves his expertise in investment decisions. He has spent much of his time serving in credit markets.
Currently, Mr. Dondero serves as the president of the prominent Highland Capital Management, a firm that he cofounded. Since 1993, this firm has been in operation and offers distinct clients with available financial products.
James Dondero is a graduate of Virginia University where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in finance and accounting. He was among the top and best performing graduates. Since then, Dondero has worked in different positions for a litany of dissimilar financial firms.
In 1993, he made a decision to start his own firm after working for other companies for countable years. Apart from being the CEO of Highland capital, James Dondero serves as a board member of various charities and business ventures such as MGM Studios.