James Dondero is one of the most recognizable and respected business leaders of the
Dallas community for a variety of reasons. His investment and corporate success speaks for itself, as he is a board member for several corporations and companies both in and out of Texas. But, his true notoriety may come more from his involvement in philanthropic work throughout North Texas, and especially his collaboration with other foundations that are now partnering with Dondero’s company, Highland Capital Management LP of Dallas.
Dondero began Highland Capital in 1993 after having worked in several upper-level fund management positions with the likes of American Express and J.P. Morgan & Chase. The success of his personal investment venture company is extremely noteworthy, as Highland Capital has received numerous awards for effective and profitable investing. Dondero decided to add to the company mission by establishing a charitable giving fund through the company that is now partnering with several other foundations in Dallas.
Highland Capital Management recently announced that local business woman and philanthropic professional Linda Owens has joined the Highland Capital charitable giving team and will be researching new avenues of contribution work that will impact the entire community. Owen is former president and CEO of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation that was focused on Dallas projects like the Klyde Warren Park. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas School of Law. Owen has also been involved with other charitable giving entities in the Dallas area such as the Herbert Simmons Foudation.
James Dondero views the addition of Highland Capital Management to the current local philanthropic community as an excellent opportunity to give back to the community that has allowed the company to flourish. The company has just indicated they will establish a new line of investment into local real estate, which will no doubt be a great assistance to other areas of the state as well during the current time of rebuilding. The philanthropic track record of Highland Capital is already highly recognized, with many more great things to come for Dallas in the near future.
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