James Dondero has provided a perfect example to follow for entrepreneurs wanting to use the business ability with which they have been endowed to fuel efforts in philanthropy. The result has been that he has been able to mount a number of charitable efforts that have benefitted a variety of causes.

Mr. Dondero is the president and co-founder of Highland Capital Management, a private investment firm located in Dallas, Texas, and has been sure to utilize this platform to make a solid impact on the local community. Read this article at barrons.com.

One cause that has directly benefitted from the philanthropy of James Dondero and Highland Capital is The Family Place. which is the largest provider of services that address the issue of family violence in the state of Texas. The Family Place offers family violence victims a safe place to shelter, counseling, and a list of other services. The organization recently launched the first family violence shelter in the state designated for men and all programs offered by The Family Place is available both in English and Spanish.

James Dondero and Highland Capital supported the efforts of The Family Place with a challenge grant in the amount of $1 million to help fund a new counseling center located in downtown Dallas. The grant served to match all money raised by other means of fundraising on the part of the organization up to $1 million.

Mr. James Dondero explains that his actions were inspired by Dallas former Police Chief David Brown and the city’s mayor Mike Rawlings who urged the citizens of Dallas to stand against domestic violence. Dondero also expressed his pride at the overall response by the people of Dallas in support of the initiative. Read more about James at Crunchbase.

About James Dondero

James Dondero, along with Mark Okada, launched Highland Capital Management in 1993. Mr. Dondero began his career in the finance industry by taking part in JP Morgan’s analyst training program after graduating from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.

Dondero and Okada originally chose the city of Los Angeles as the location for their company’s headquarters but not long after moved to Dallas where the company has remained until this day.

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