James Dondero announced that his company, Highland Capital Management, will award The Family Place a $1 million grant challenge. Highland Capital has designed the grant to match the amount donated between now and April 4, 2017, by 50 percent. However, the firm has set a donation cap of $1 million.
Highland Capital’s President, Jim Dondero, announced the philanthropic gesture in support of The Family Place during the latter’s annual luncheon for the Texas Trailblazer Awards in Dallas, Texas.
During the event held at the prestigious Hilton Anatole, Dondero said that Highland Capital was pleased to respond to the calls to action made to the Dallas Community by Mayor Mike Rawlings and David Brown, Dallas’ Police Chief. Learn more about James Dandero: http://www.dallasfoundation.org/ForDonors/DonorStories/JamesDondero/tabid/449/Default.aspx
Aim of the Fundraising Campaign
The Family Place initiated the $16.5 million fundraiser campaign to fund the construction of the Ann Moody Place. The new center will house 13 bedrooms for emergency shelter, groups and private counseling rooms, a centralized call center, a medical clinic, and multipurpose areas for job-training. The center is expected to serve over 2,000 victims yearly.
The new center will further house The Family Place’s Be Project. The project educates over 6,000 students annually about how to prevent bullying and incidents of teen dating violence. Additionally, the center will house a child development center and an animal shelter for victims with pets.
According to PR News Wire, James Dondero is an accomplished financial and credit management executive working in Dallas, Texas. In 1993, he teamed up with Mark Okada to start the Highland Capital Management Company.
Since then, Dondero has tirelessly worked to grow and nurture the company into a globally-acclaimed financial firm specializing in alternative credit solutions for both institutional and retail clients. Today, the company is credited with pioneering the Collateralized Loan Obligation marketplace.
James holds a degree in Accounting and Finance from McIntire School of Commerce. He is also an accomplished CFA and CMA. As a thirty-year industry veteran, James Dondero has grown a lot in terms of knowledge, management proficiency, and sound decision-making skills.
This has seen him chair several company boards including NexBank, Cornerstone Healthcare, and CCS Medical. He is also an active philanthropist who supports causes like public policy, education, and veteran’s affairs.