James Dondero is one of the brightest names in the financial community. Throughout the nineties, James built an empire at his company, Highland Capital Management. Highland Capital became an innovator within the industry by constantly rolling out new financial products and hiring top quality talent. James is a brilliant man, but he is smart enough to give credit to everyone that made his success possible. Highland Capital is located in Dallas, and the Dallas community has proven vital to the growth of the company. James loves being in Dallas, and he loves giving back to the community.

Recently, Highland Capital was looking to increase their giving to over $3 million, but they were not sure how they would manage it. James searched through the Dallas area to find help. Eventually, James found Many Jalonick, the President of the Dallas Foundation.

The Dallas Foundation has a great reputation within the North Texas community and they have a proven track record of success. Mary and James went over several possible strategies for Highland’s giving. Eventually, they founded Highland Dallas Foundation Inc, an organization that will work in the Dallas Foundation for the good of others.

Highland Capital Management gives to several important causes throughout the Dallas area. These causes include education, veterans’ causes, and healthcare initiatives within the North Texas region. Highland also gives generously to parks and museums within the Dallas area. James personally supported the Bush Presidential Library, the Dallas Zoo, and the Perot museum. By working with the Dallas Foundation, Highland Capital will be able to increase their charitable giving to wonderful causes.

Linda is the former president of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation. Linda will focus on making Dondero’s vision a reality. She has a great relationship with nonprofits across North Texas to improve the quality of life for everyone in Dallas.

James Dondero cares deeply about the Dallas community, and he knows now is the perfect time to start giving back.

Source: http://www.dallasfoundation.org/ForDonors/DonorStories/JamesDondero/tabid/449/Default.aspx

Additional Sources:

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/james-dondero-appoints-new-president-of-institutional-products-for-highland-capital-management-300165627.html

http://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=2159086&privcapId=37846394

http://www.insidermonkey.com/hedge-fund/highland+capital+management/173/