James Dondero is an esteemed professional who also is Highland Capital Management, L.P.’s president and co-founder. Highland Capital Management is a renowned asset management company that’s located in Dallas, Texas. It was created in 1993. Dondero has just joined forces with a prominent area civic leader by the name of Linda Owen. Owen used to work as the president of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation. The goal behind this collaboration is to offer strategic guidance and advice to Dondero’s company’s philanthropic efforts. Highland Capital Management has a charitable giving incentive that’s getting stronger and larger by the day.
Owen is going to function as Highland Capital Management’s charitable giving director. She’ll be working alongside The Dallas Foundation. This foundation is in charge of Highland Capital Management’s charitable giving resources.
James Dondero noted that Owen has a strong history of constructing successful public-private efforts in the city. He also noted that Owen has similar goals to the team at Highland Capital Management. She wants to do something positive and enduring for the community. Highland Capital Management’s yearly donations exceed $3 million. They give a lot to a variety of charitable organizations via The Dallas Foundation. They’re particularly devoted to medical care, education, the city in general and veterans. Standout beneficiaries have been the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and the Dallas Zoo.
Dondero lives in Dallas, where his company operates. He’s been heavily involved in equity and credit markets for more than three decades. He concentrates on both distressed and high-yield investment matters. Dondero is a passionate philanthropist. He has been committed to a wide array of causes throughout the years. Public policy, veterans’ matters and education are all immensely valuable and meaningful subjects to him. Dondero in the past worked for American Express. He held portfolio manager and corporate bond analyst positions at the large company. Dondero began working for American Express in 1985 and left the company four years later in 1989. Dondero is a University of Virginia alumnus. He attended the McIntire School of Commerce and majored in both finance and accounting.