James Dondero-Making a Difference in the Dallas Community
James Dondero, the co-founder, and president of Highland Capital Management is a big supporter of the Dallas community and has donated a generous amount of money and time to help various organizations and charities.
His company has donated a generous one million dollars to the Dallas zoo in order to aid in the building of a Hippo Hut. The expansion has helped to make it possible to keep hippos in the zoo and has also increased the number of visitors to the zoo as well. Follow James on Linkedin.
James Dondero is also a supporter of the Southern Methodist University. The Tower Scholars Program is helping students to gain internships and to be exposed to study-abroad initiatives.
James Dondero is also a strong supporter of the Perot Museum of Natural Science, the Snowball Express, Uplift Education, and Capital for Kids, to name a few.
Dondero holds two Bachelor of Science degrees in finance and accounting, and he has studied at the University of Virginias’s McIntire School of Commerce.
Dondero has previously worked at American Express before becoming co-founder of Highland capital, Management. He also worked as CEO of Protective Life. Under his careful guidance, he helped the company to grow into a company worth $2 billion.
James Dondero is very determined, hard-working, and ambitious. Highland Capital Management handles equity accounts, long-only funds, and credit hedge funds, to name a few.
Despite Dondero’s busy schedule, he still manages to make time for the community that he loves and to help enrich the lives of others. Not only is Dondero very successful but he is also very generous.
He is very passionate and has even worked with Mary Jalonick, CEO of the Dallas Foundation, to help reach out to many charities. They founded the Highland Dallas Foundation to lend financial support to military veterans, students, and many civic organizations. Dondero has given out many grants that have supported a multitude of charities in the Dallas area.
Dondero has also developed a relationship with Linda Owen, the previous operating officer of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation. She is helping to support nonprofit organizations in the Dallas area. Read this article at barrons.com.