In a recent press release, it was reported that James Dondero, the president and cofounder of Highland Capital Management, has partnered with Linda Owen who is a renowned civic leader and the former president of The Woodall Rogers Park Foundation. This partnership seeks to offer a sense of direction to Highland’s charitable activities. Mrs. Owen will act as the company’s charitable giving manager. She will also serve in collaboration with The Dallas Foundation that administers the charitable giving fund of Highland Capital Management.
James Dondero has thirty years of extensive experience in the equity and credit markets. He attended the University of Virginia and graduated with high honors. He also graduated from Mclntire School of Commerce with majors in finance and accounting. Mr. Dondero is a Certified Management Accountant and has been approved to use the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
Since he cofounded Highland Capital in 1993, the company has been a leader in the advancement of the Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO) market. His management has enabled the company to develop solutions that are credit oriented for retail and institutional investors on a worldwide basis.
Dondero also chairs Cornerstone Healthcare, Nexbank and CCS Medical. He is renowned for his philanthropic endeavors for which he largely supports initiatives in public policy, veteran’s affairs and education. He has over the years focused on distressed and high yield investing.
A Brief Description About Highland Capital Management
Highland Capital Management, L.P is registered with the SEC and has about $17 billion of assets in association with its affiliates. The company was founded by both James Dondero and Mark Okada. It is one of the most experienced and largest global alternative credit managers. Highland Capital’s philanthropic work goes beyond funding. The staff readily gives their energy and time as board members to innovate creative solutions for challenges that the charity beneficiaries face.
Highland Capital’s Charitable Activities
The company contributes over $3 million yearly to charitable organizations. The donations are made through The Dallas Foundation and focus on education, healthcare, supporting veterans and the Dallas community at large. Some of the local beneficiaries include the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, the Dallas Zoo, Snowball Express and Uplift Education.
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