About James Dondero
Mr. Dondero is a Dallas-based businessman and philanthropist. With over 30 years of experience in charitable giving, Dondero is an active supporter of initiatives in healthcare and education sectors. He attended the University of Virginia where he graduated with highest honors of Commerce in Accounting and Finance.
Highland Capital Management partners with The Dallas Foundation
Founded in Dallas, Texas, Highland Capital Management is among the leading and expertise alternative investment managers. James Dondero, the co-founder, and president of Highland Capital Management is an active philanthropist with interest in education and healthcare. Although Dondero’s business platform is global, he invests heavily in local charitable organizations.
Meanwhile, James Dondero looks forward to partner with The Dallas Foundation to manage his philanthropic budget, which has recently increased to $3 million. The partnership brings in Mary Jalonick the CEO of The Dallas Foundation as a donor service expert. James Dondero says that he chose to partner with The Dallas Foundation because the organization is deeply ingrained in the Dallas community. Furthermore, the organization has built an excellent reputation as an achiever in the non-profit community.
In collaboration with Mary, James Dondero developed charitable giving approaches that would be aspirational, bold, and efficient. The partnership resulted in the formation of the Highland Dallas Foundation, which supports initiatives of The Dallas Foundation. Over the years, James Dondero has supported education, healthcare and veteran initiatives in North Texas. In partnership with The Dallas Foundation, Dondero’s philanthropic engagement has extended to The Dallas Zoo, The Perot Museum, and The Bush Presidential Library.
Dondero’s philanthropic strategies align well with his business intelligence to provide multi-million years grants as part of his charitable giving. While multi-million years grants are rare in the present humanitarian activities, they are significant to non-profit organizations as they serve as long-term sustainable financing.
As part of his long-term strategy, James Dondero partnered with The Dallas Foundation to hire Linda Owen to help Highland Dallas Foundation to realize its vision of improving the quality of life in North Texas. Owen’s experience as a philanthropist will be helpful in making a significant impact in North Texas living standards.