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Highland Capital Management Donates $1 Million as a Challenge Grant to the Family Place

James Dondero’s Highland Capital Management has always made news for good reasons. The company recently awarded The Family Place $1 million. The funds will help in finalizing the Legacy Campaign, an initiative founded by The Family Place. James Dondero is the brains behind Highland Capital Management.

He attended the 21st Annual Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon where he spoke about his company’s donation. The event was hosted at the Hilton Anatole by The Family Place. Dondero said that the money would assist the organization to raise the $2.8 million that is remaining to wrap up the campaign. Learn more about James Dandero: http://thedallasjournal.org/the-career-achievements-of-james-dondero/

Highland Dallas Foundation usually handles Highland Capital Management’s philanthropic endeavors. The subsidiary ensures that money is donated to institutions that strive for community development. The Family Place’s Legacy Campaign is scheduled to end in the next six months. During this period, Highland Dallas Foundation will ensure that the $1 million grant reaches the campaign’s orchestrators.

After Highland Capital Management’s announcement, $200,000 was collected by the Legacy Campaign. The money was raised through several fundraising events. In line with the challenge grant, The Family Place will receive $100,000 from Highland. James Dondero commended The Family Place for its unwavering commitment to addresses life-threatening issues such as family violence. He acknowledged the efforts of David Brown and Mike Rawlings, Dallas police chief and mayor respectively. According to him, these officials have been instrumental in the social development of Dallas.

The Family Place seeks to construct and manage a counseling center using the collected funds. This center will provide services such as accommodation and medical support to family violence victims.

About James Dondero

According to The Dallas Journal, James Dondero is renowned for his extensive experience in equity markets. He attributes his whole career to the accounting and finance knowledge he garnered from Mclntyre School of Commerce. His Highland Capital Management company targets local and global investors. The company provides its clients with credit-oriented services to meet their business needs.

Besides heading Highland Capital Management executive team, Dondero is also a member of several executive committees. These include Nexbank and Cornerstone Healthcare executive committees. Dondero is a Certified Management Accountant based on his accounting expertise. He also met the standards for the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.