James Dondero recently announced that his firm, Highland Capital Management, L.P., would be providing The Family Place with a $1 million dollar grant to help the organization meet its $2.8 million dollar goal. The Family Place is a nonprofit that provides much-needed assistance to victims of domestic or family abuse in Dallas, Texas. Highland Capital’s generous offering will likely support thousands of at-need Dallas community members in the coming year and help prevent future issues.
Dondero and his partner, Mark Okada, founded Highland capital in 1993. Today, they represent a leading global credit management company. Highland is one of The Family Place’s most generous supporters. Accordingly, Dondero takes his civic duties very seriously and is proud to be part of the community renewal efforts in the city of Dallas. Dondero is an avid support of Veteran affairs, education, and public policy.
Dondero has over thirty years of experience in the credit and equity markets. Apart from Highland Capital, he also serves as the chairman of Cornerstone Healthcare, CCS Medical, and Nexbank. As if that were not enough, he is also a board member of MGM Studios and American Banknote. Spread wide, but not too thin, his philanthropy shows that Dondero is not sure business. In fact, he is passionate and involved in the causes he invests in. Dondero works out of Dallas, which is near and dear to his heart.
With the funds from Highland Capital, The Family Place will be able to run their local shelters and serve people of all ages who would otherwise have no place to go. The Family Place opened in 1978 and has served over 225,00 people since. Their services are unmatched in the community. They rely on the generosity and sympathy of community members like James Dondero to assure their doors remain open and staff ready to serve. By meeting their funding goal, they can now focus their time and energy on proactively combatting violence in the Dallas Community.