James is the president and co-founder of Highland Capital Management, one of the largest investment firms based in Dallas. James is a proactive philanthropist with managerial experience. Dondero’s passion for charity drives his proactive management approach to charitable giving. With his global business platform, James invests in giving back to society. James and his team of philanthropists were looking for a partner to assist in the management of their annually philanthropic budget, which had grown to over $3 million. They partnered with Mary Jalonick, the chief executive officer and president of the Dallas Foundation. Not only did James strike a business deal with Mary, but also her team of philanthropist and donors experts.
According to James Dondero, they selected the Dallas Foundation because of its good reputation. Besides, the Dallas Foundation was deeply rooted in the culture of North Texas community having registered a tremendous record of achievement in the nonprofit community. After a careful evaluation of workable strategies for a charitable organization, James and Mary implemented bold, compelling and, inspirational strategies by forming the Highland Dallas Foundation Inc, an affiliate of the Dallas Foundation. James has been in a long-term collaboration with educationists, health caregivers, and charities of the Dallas Society.
James’ business strategies align perfectly with his passion for charitable giving. Annually, James donates grants as part of his contribution. With the rare charity donations today, James’ grants are essential to the nonprofit community because they offer a consistent long –term source of funding. According to recent news, James hired Linda Owen, the first president and chief executive officer of Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation. The role of Linda includes connecting James to like-minded business partners. With her experience, Linda Owen focuses on guiding James’s relationships with the investors to better the Texas community.
Founded in 1993, James Dondero is the co-founder and president of Highland Capital Management abbreviated as HCM. He currently lives in Dallas and has over thirty years of experience in equity, credits and investment markets. James also serves as the chairperson of Cornerstone Healthcare (CCS). He is an enthusiastic philanthropist focused on making the world a better place.