James Dondero is one of the most important people in the financial industry. In the early nineties, James founded Highland Capital Management in Dallas. Highland Capital started as a boutique agency in North Texas, but throughout the nineties, they steadily grew to a highly influential firm. James and his firm pride themselves on offering the best possible financial products. During the nineties, James Dondero was an extremely innovative leader throughout the marketplace. They unveiled numerous amazing financial products, including hedge funds, CLOs, and other great products. James is proud of Highland Capital’s accomplishments, but he knows he would not accomplish anything without the help of the Dallas community. James knows he needs to give back to Dallas.
James Dondero loves Dallas, and his firm has been giving back to the community for years. Recently, Highland Capital’s giving reached new highs and James knew that he needed help managing the giving. James wanted to maximize the efficiency of his giving. He started working on finding a partner to help Highland Capital take their giving to the next level.
James searched for partners throughout the Dallas area, but the eventual answer was obvious. His search took him to Mary Jalonick of the Dallas Foundation. The Dallas Foundation is known for their charitable giving and they are masters at efficiency. They sat down with Dondero and worked on a plan to take Highland’s charitable giving to the next level.
Mary and James worked together on a new charitable giving framework that would help the firm give more than $3 million a year to charities throughout the Dallas area.
The Highland Dallas Foundation has become very effective. It gives generously to causes throughout Dallas including education, health care, veterans’ issues, and other important causes. James is proud of the new steps that Highland Capital is taking.
Giving back is extremely important and James is proud of the new steps his company has taken. He believes that Highland Capital will take their giving to the next level in the coming years.