Annual Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon

James Dondero who is the co-founder and president of Highland Capital Management, L.P., recently announced that the company had offered a $1 million challenge grant in aid of The Family Place. The Family Place is a Dallas-based organization that supports victims of family violence. The announcement came during the Annual Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon held at the Hilton Anatole, Dallas, Texas.

The grant is administered through the Highland Dallas Foundation, Inc., which is a philanthropic branch of Highland Capital Management and matched 50% of the funds raised from the campaign up to $ 1 million by April 2017. Learn more about James Dandero:

The Family Place Legacy Campaign aids the construction of a new Counseling Center at Central Dallas to help family violence victims and the building named “Ann Moody Place.” The center includes a medical and dental clinic, 13 emergency shelter bedrooms, a centralized hotline/call center, multipurpose spaces for job training, multiple counseling rooms for individuals and groups, and counseling rooms for adults and children.

About James Dondero

James Dondero is a Co-Founder and President of Highland Capital Management. He co-founded the company alongside Mark Okada in 1993 to be among the largest and most experienced alternative credit management companies globally. Mr. Dondero graduated from the University of Virginia with top honors in Commerce and dual majors in Finance and Accounting.

James began his career in 1984 under the Morgan Guarantee training program and has now gained over 30 years experience in credit and equity markets, focusing mainly on high-yields and distressed investing. Since inception, Highland Capital has pioneered the development of the Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO) market and established credit-oriented solutions for retail and institutional investors across the world.

Mr. Dondero also the Chairman of Cornerstone Healthcare, Nexbank, and CCS Medical. He also serves as a board member of MGM Studios and American Banknote. Dondero is an active philanthropist supporting different initiatives in veterans’ affairs, education, and public policy. Before HCM, Mr. Dondero worked as a Chief Investment Officer at Protective life between 1989 and 1993. Between 1985 and 1989, he was the Corporate Bond Analyst and later Portfolio Manager, at American Express.

Click here for more information on his philanthropic grants to Family Place.

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