The Philanthropic Work of James Dondero via his Organization – The Highland Capital Management
James Dondero is the President and co-founder of Highland Capital Management. The organization is an SEC-registered investment guru that together with its associates manage $16 billion in assets. It was founded in 1993 by Mark Okada and Jim Dondero and has grown into one of the prime worldwide alternative credit managers.
The organization’s range of clients includes foundations, public pension plans, endowments, financial institutions, and corporations, funds of funds, high-net-worth individuals, and governments. Highland’s main office is based in Dallas, Texas but maintains offices in Sao Paolo, New York, Seoul, and Singapore.
The Highland Capital Management invests in support of activities of the national and local not-for-profit organizations through its philanthropic arm known as Highland Dallas Foundation, Inc. The organization has an impressive corporate and community social responsibility practices largely through charitable work.
Other community roles include volunteerism, financial donations to the not-for-profit charity organizations and participation in advisory boards. Learn more about James Dandero: http://www.insidermonkey.com/hedge-fund/highland+capital+management/173/
According to Crunchbase, Highland operates a philanthropic section in support of charities and civil movements. James Dondero is in the forefront of fighting life-threating problems in Dallas such as family and sexual violence. On 7 Oct. 2016, Dondero donated $1 million challenge grant to support activities of The Family Place. The Family Place cares for victims of family violence.
Dondero’s philanthropic activities include investing in generous and progressive community projects in Dallas. It includes many public community projects such as the one run by The Family Place. The funded services include the provision of shelter, social services, and counseling. The Family Place strives to prevent, intervene, educate the public and advocate for reduction or elimination of family violence.
Since its inception in 1978, The Family Place has assisted and counseled over 225,000 victims of domestic violence and received more than 550,000 telephone calls for help.
Besides, the organization has educated and trained over 20,000 batterers about positive conflict resolution strategies and helped them change their abusive behaviors.
The family place will continue to get support from Highland Capital and other responsible companies to facilitate their projects.