Diving into James Dondero’s Roles as Co-Founder and President of Highland Capital Management

Highland Capital Management’s president, Mr. James Dondero, who also doubles up as its co-founder, made it clear that this firm had given out $1 million as a challenge grant to assist The Family Place. This grant is meant to help the Dalla- based organization towards its quest to raise $2.8 million to be used in its Legacy Campaign. This statement was made in Texas when The Family Place had its 21st Annual Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon.


The Family Place Legacy Campaign advocates for the construction of a new Central Counseling Center in Dallas. The center they say will be used to assist the victims of family violence and that it should be named Ann Moody in honor of her achievements in this field. Ann Moody Place has been designed by Corgan, prominent architecture and is scheduled to host a dental and medical clinic, multiple private counseling rooms for both children and adult and centralized hotline/call center.


The annual capacity of this building is projected to be 2,000 victims yearly. Ann Moody Place is also a house also houses a project that works to prevent teen dating violence and bullying education to reach over 6,000 students annually. Another special feature here will be animal shelter to host the pets of those not willing to leave them behind when they find themselves in abusive relationships. It will also offer an on-site development center for children.


About James Dondero

Mr. James Dondero is the current president of Highland Capital Management (HCM), started in 1993. He attended the University of Virginia, where he graduated with first class honors. After his university, he majored in accounting and finance at the McIntire School of Commerce. Mr. Dondero has after that received various certification such as management in accounting (CMA), Public Accounting CPA) and a financial analyst (CPA).


He has had greater experience with the equity as well as the credit markets. Mr. Dondero was part of the creation of GIC subsidiary of Protective Life. His experience also covers his analysis work at a training program called Morgan Guaranty. Mr. Dondero is also the board chairman of NexBank, Cornerstone Healthcare, and CCS Medical.


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