With proven businessman James Dondero at the reigns, alternative investment manager Highland Capital Management has become a force to be reckoned with in the industry. As co founder and President of the company he’s played a major role in its growth and development. The Dallas based investment adviser has been a leader in developing credit oriented solutions for institutional and retail investors on a global scale since its founding.
Though Dondero is a very busy man, he has always found time for his philanthropist activities. Given his character and work ethic, his proactive and hands on approach to charitable giving comes to no surprise to people close to him. In spite of, Mr. Dondero’s global business platform most of the funds he contributes are given locally.
Mr. Dondero, having trouble budgeting his ever increasing annual philanthropic investments, decided to start looking for a management partner to help with the budget. His search led to him forming a business relationship with President and CEO of The Dallas Foundation, Mary Jalonick.
According to James Dondero, the company chose to partner with The Dallas Foundation because of it’s years of success and experience in the nonprofit community. On top of that, The Dallas Foundation has a strong influence in the North Texas Community.
The partnership between Highland Capital Management and The Dallas Foundation would ultimately lead to the birth of Highland Dallas Foundation Inc., a supporting organization of The Dallas Foundation.
With help from The Dallas Foundation, Dondero has expanded his philanthropic activities beyond the veteran, education, and healthcare initiatives he’s supported for several years. He now also supports civic organizations like The Dallas Zoo and The Perot Museum. Mr. Dondero plans to continue expanding his philanthropic engagement in the years to come.
About James Dondero
James Dondero is an American businessman with three decades of experience in the credit and equity markets. In 1993 he co founded investment adviser Highland Capital Management, and is also the current President of the company. Under his supervision Highland has produced dozens of award winning product solutions for institutional and retail investors.
Dondero began his career in 1984, as an analyst in the Morgan Guaranty training program. During the same year, he managed to graduate with high honors from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce. Dondero is also a Certified Management Accountant.