Who is James Dondero? Perhaps you never heard of him. I never have, either. I researched the internet on domestic violence and his name came up.
James Dondero is the co-founder of and president of Highland Capital Management, L.P., which is an investment adviser firm that specializes in credit strategies.
Mr. Dondero, a resident of Dallas, Texas, has more than 30 years of experience investing in the credit and equity markets. He attended the University of Virginia, where he studied accounting and finance. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Accounting and Finance). Mr. Dondero is also a Certified Managerial Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst.
I read an article on PR Newswire, saying that Mr. Dondero announced Highland Capital, L.P. was awarded a $1 million challenge grant to help victims of domestic violence. A support organization called the Family Place, which is a leading support group in Dallas, received assistance from Highland Capital, L.P. to raise $2.8 million. This will be a big help to victims of domestic violence. The Family Place is participating in a fundraising effort called the Legacy Campaign
Mr. Dondero’s planned grant will be administered through the Highland Foundation, which is the philanthropic branch of Highland Capital Management.
The Family Place Legacy Campaign will support a new Dallas counseling center for domestic violence victims. The facility will provide 13 shelter rooms, a call center, private and group counseling rooms, and a medical and dental clinic.
The Family Place improved lives of domestic violence victims by providing intervention and prevention, and lifesaving shelter.