James Dondero: Giving Back to the Community

James Dondero is the president and co-founder of Highland Capital Management, which is considered to be one of the largest financial institutions in Texas. James Dondero has been leading the company to new heights ever since he was given the position. He is making sure that the company is doing great by supervising its rising numbers, and at the same time, he is also participating in philanthropic works as a sign of gratitude for the community that trusts in their company.


The most recent charity work that James Dondero did was when he authorized the challenge grant amounting to $1 million to be given to the Family Place, a non-government organization operating in Texas which aims to put a stop in domestic abuse, and to help the victims as well. According to the Highland Capital Management, the fund that they will be collecting will be handled by their philanthropic arm, called the Highland Dallas Foundation, Inc. According to James Dondero, the reason why they released such amount is because they heed to the call for assistance of The Family Place. They explained how they wanted to help the victims of domestic abuse through their program called the Legacy Campaign, but they ran short of $2.8 million that is why they are knocking on the doors of different companies who are willing to give. James Dondero did not think twice and immediately gave the company’s position that they are willing to help. The amount that will be given by the Highland Capital Management would cover more than 30% of the remaining fund that the organization needs. The Family Place could not thank James Dondero enough for his generosity, and stated that because of the donation, the planned shelters and centers for domestic abuse victims will soon become a reality.


James Dondero stated that they are looking forward to the shelters and centers that The Family Place will be building, and has also offered some assistance in constructing these structures. He stated that helping other people is necessary, especially if you have something to give, because for James Dondero, giving is better than receiving.

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