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James Dondero’s Contributions to His Community

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James Dondero is the president and co-founded Highland Capital Management, L.P. He and his company have donated millions to non-profits and charities in the Dallas, Texas area. His commitment to improving educational opportunities for Dallas-Fort Worth area residents has resulted in many partnerships and donations that help enrich the lives of nearby residents.

Dondero’s Donations

James has helped to provide a $1 Million Challenge Grant through Highland Capital Management to The Family Place, a $1 million donation that contributed to building the Highland Hippo Hut at the Dallas Zoo, and a $2 million gift providing undergraduates from Southern Methodist University many key opportunities. He has helped with the Education is Freedom program that contributes to providing financial assistance to at-risk youths seeking a college degree.

More Beneficial Programs

Dondero has also helped with the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Institute, Perot Museum of Natural Science, and the Snowball Express. The Uplift Education program helps create excellent public schools empowering students to find their highest potential in the global marketplace and college. Capital for Kids provides quality education programs for many low-income families in the area through volunteers.

Highland Capital Management Awards

Highland Capital Management was named by the Dallas Business Journal to be one of the best places to work with 50 to 249 employees. This is a great honor for James Dondero.

Mark Okada and James Dondero co-founded Highland Capital Management, L.P. and have both worked to improve the world around them. They donate to important causes and help the youth of the nation to become better people. They offer many young people the opportunity to get further in life and to reach their full potential.