James Dondero and Highland Capital Management have been attempting to make the world a better place with millions of dollars in donations to charitable organizations and other non-profit entities that are making a difference in people’s lives. James Dondero is the President of Highland Capital Management and his business philosophy and life mission is to help others, otherwise there is no point in running a business he says. James is the co-founder of Highland Capital Management, which currently manages over $14 billion in assets. The President and CEO of the Bush Center Foundation, Kenneth Hersh recently appointed James to the executive advisory council of the foundation. Read more at Biz Journals about Highland Capital.
Highland Capital Management has always supported efforts to help veterans and any initiatives that improve the nation and its people. On January 15th 2018, Highland Capital along with James Dondero provided $10 million to the Bush Center to support its public social program “Engage at the Bush Center”. This program enables individuals to have debates and dialogues about important issues regarding public policy, civil rights and the current political climate of the United States and the world.
The National Constitution Center is partnering with Highland Capital to make the first event possible. The first event will be held on February 5th 2018. The First dialogue will be called Constitutional Conversations and will include prominent speakers such as, Christopher Scalia, Jeffery Rosen and Amanda Schnetzer who will moderate the debate. Read this article at PR Newswire.
Highland Capital Management has always been a supporter of the Bush Center and its social programs and educational efforts. Since 2012, Highland has contributed more than $5 million to various causes supported by the Bush Center.
We can’t mention Highland Capital without talking a little bit about its President and co-founder, Jim Dondero. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1984 with dual majors in accounting and finance. He has worked with several large corporations including JP Morgan, American Express and Protective Life. In 1993, James began looking into ways he could help the Dallas community. That is when he started Highland Capital Management knowing its success would enable him to help others in ways he could never imagine possible. Highland Capital Management offers investment and advisory services as well as countless charitable contributions every year.
Today, James Dondero is known as “Dallas’s Philanthropy Hero” as he has personally and through Highland Capital provided donations that have developed the Dallas area and directly and indirectly created thousands of jobs. It started with helping his local community and now James and Highland Capital Management are helping the world.