Those familiar with the philanthropy efforts James Dondero is involved in will know that philanthropy is something the co-founder and president of Highland Capital Management is very passionate about. He believes that helping others is as important as turning a profit and that is what makes him an exemplary human being.

More than a year ago Dondero announced that the firm issued a $1 million challenge grant on behalf of The Family Place. The grant was awarded after the organization Legacy Campaign sort of stalled short of $2.8 million. The Family Place is a Dallas based organization that helps victims of family violence. Visit his website at jamesdondero.com.

Highland Dallas Foundation, matched half of any funds raised in response to its grant up to $1 million. The foundation functions as the philanthropic arm of Highland Capital Management.

The challenge grant was a huge success in the end. The Family Place was able to reach its long term goal of $16.5 million and finish its campaign on a high note. Dondoro was excited to show those in the Dallas area that Highland Capital doesn’t just take from the community it also gives back. It was more than happy to invest in The Family Place and show its support for the organization’s cause.

The funds will go towards The Family Place’s effort to build and support a new counseling center in Central Dallas.

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About James Dondero

James dondero has worked in both the credit and equity market for 30 years plus. After co-founding Highland Capital Management he began to revolutionize the development of Collateralized Loan Obligation market. Before going into business for himself in 1993 he held several high level positions with various companies.

Dondero is an alumni of the University of Virginia, graduating with honors in 1984. The same year he was accepted into the Morgan Guaranty analyst training program. Read more about James Dondero on Bloomberg.com.

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