James Dondero is one of the top figures in the financial industry, in fact, his commitment to excellence has now crossed over to philanthropy. As the co-founder and current president of Highland Capital Management, James Dondero has made it a focal point to not only use his company’s resources to give back to the community but make it apart of the company’s DNA. Read more at Wikipedia about James Dondero.
James Dondero has done something only a handful of large company owners have done, and that is established a separate philanthropic division of his company. The Dallas Foundation has been able to bring funding to various charities important to Mr.Dondero. One of the most notable contributions to the city came in 2001 when the Dallas city zoo was experiencing a difficult time raising funds for a new hippo exhibit. Mr. James Dondero quickly came to the aid of the zoo by donating an astonishing one million dollars. Today, the people of Texas can now once again enjoy seeing these incredible creatures in person.
Recently, Mr.Dondero sought the aid of Linda Owens. Mrs.Owens has an extensive amount of experience working with nonprofits and large foundations. Mr.Dondero has stated that Linda Owen’s role with the foundation will be in getting him in touch with more charities. The mission, according to James Dondero is to help as many charities as the foundation can as well as establish a web of partnerships in where each organization can help the other in order to increase the effectiveness of their work within the community. Learn more about James Dondero at High Yield Credit.