James Dondero is Co-organizer and President of Highland Capital Management. Mr. Dondero has more than 30 years of involvement in the equity and credit markets, concentrated to a great extent on high return and troubled contributing. Under Mr. Dondero’s guidance, Highland has been an innovator in both building the collateralized loan obligation showcase and propelling credit-based solutions for retail financial specialists around the world.
Mr. Dondero graduated from the University of Virginia where he achieved the top honors Beta Gamma Sigma, from the McIntire School of Commerce, with double majors in finance and accounting. He has acquired accreditation as Certified Public Accountant, as well as Certified Managerial Accountant and has earned the privilege to utilize the Chartered Financial Analyst assignment. Read this article at barrons.com.
James Dondero just recently announced that the firm has granted a one million dollar grant to benefit The Family Place. The Family Place is Dallas’ top organization that offers assistance to victims of domestic violence. This grant allowed The Family Place to reach it’s goal of $2.8 million for it’s campaign within six months.
The declaration was made amid The Family Place’s 21st Annual Awards Luncheon at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas. This outstanding grant, which is managed through Highland Dallas Foundation, Inc., will duplicate 50 percent of any assets raised for the financial campaign, up to $1 million from now until the spring of 2017.
Since the announcement was made in October, The Family Place has also raised an extra $200,000 toward the Legacy Campaign fund. With $2.8 million expected to achieve the fundraising target of $16.5 million, Highland’s grant guarantees The Family Place completes the campaign with success.
The building will accommodate more than 2,000 people each year, offering significant emergency shelter, since The Family Place’s current shelter is operating at maximum capacity. The office will have an animal shelter for families who need a safe environment for their pets. The building will also provide an on-site child care center.
A committed donor, Mr. Dondero effectively bolsters activities in instruction, veterans issues, and public policies. Read more about James at Crunchbase.