President and co-founder of Highland Capital Management, James Dondero, has recently taken steps to expand the company’s charitable giving and philanthropic activities. By teaming up with civic leader, Linda Owen, president of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation, the company will be receiving strategic direction while its charitable giving expands. In a previous Business Wire interview, Dondero cited Owen’s track record and experience in helping charitable contributions making the greatest possible impact.
Historically, Highland has contributed over $3 million annually through The Dallas Foundation. The support is focused on veterans’ causes, education, health care and the Dallas community. A number of Highland executives, including James Dondero have provided guidance in years past to many of the recipient organization through leadership roles, including board membership.
Linda Owen is a uniquely qualified individual to lead the charge for Highland’s philanthropic strategy. In her time as president and CEO of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation she has overseen many major development plans, including the development of Dallas’s Klyde Warren Park in 2012.
Highland Capital Management is a global alternative credit management company that has around $17 billion in assets under its management. Highland specializes in credit strategies but also offers alternative investments including emerging markets, long/short equities and natural resources.
James Dondero co-founded Highland Capital Management in 1993. Dondero has a long background in finance and has received both his CFA and CPA certifications. He is very involved in the community, serving on many local boards including Cornerstone Healthcare Group and NeighborCare, Inc.
Highland’s giving is housed through the Dallas Foundation, which houses more than 300 individual funds. The Dallas Foundation seeks to improve North Texas by bringing together generous donors and effective nonprofits to meet common goals.
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