The co-founder and President of Highland Capital Management, a Dallas-based investment advisory firm James Dondero delight in providing local investments. He takes a proactive managerial approach towards charity. Although he has a global business platform, James proudly gives back to his community. James and his team of philanthropist were looking for a partner to assist with managing the yearly budget of approximately $3 million. The search directed James and his team to the President and chief executive officer of the Dallas Foundation, Mary Jalonick and her professional team of donors.
The Dallas Foundation has a proven track of achieved goals in the community; hence James’ selection. Jim and Mary evaluated strategies for a charitable giving framework depending on boldness, effectiveness, and aspirations. Jim merged with the Dallas Foundation to form a supporting firm called Highland Dallas Foundation. He has been a long-term supporter of education, healthcare initiatives and veterans in the Dallas community.
James Dondero features incredible business acumen which goes with his philanthropic strategies to generate multi-year donations as part of his charity. Rarely will you find such grants in the current generation because they are essential to nonprofit organizations According to Mary Jalonick, such grants provide sustainable and long-term root for funding. Dondero recently collaborated with the Dallas Foundation to hire the former chief executive officer and head of Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation, Linda Owen. Linda’s role at the Dallas Foundation includes connecting Dondero’s vision with donors and philanthropists. The partners should improve people’s lives in North Texas. According to Linda Owen, community and relationships guidance shall provide significant positive impact on North Texas communities.
About James Dondero
James Dondero is a Dallas Texas based philanthropist who serves as the Co-Founder and President of Highland Capital Management (HCM). Dondero has over 30 years’ experience in the equity markets with a focus on investments and offering credit-oriented solutions. He began his career in 1984 and graduated from the University of Virginia with honors in Accounting and Finance.