Mr. James Dondero is the president and co-founder of Highland Capital Management, a company that offers products to realtors. Before Mr. Dondero founded the Highland capital management, he served as the chief investment officer at protective life.Highland capital management was established in 1993 and is a registered investment advisor with assets worth $16 billion. The firm started by Jim Dondero and Mark Okada. The firm has diverse clients. The company through it philanthropic wing Dallas Highland Foundation spends on both local and nonprofits
The headquarters of Highland are in Dallas, Texas though they have offices in New York, Sao Paolo, and Singapore.The Family Place is the largest service provider to victims of family violence in Texas. It tries to eradicate family feuds through community sensitization and other ways. The agency also assists victims and their families. Since its inception, the center has advised over 225 000 clients.On October 7th, 2016, his firm announced that it had awarded $1 million challenge donation to help The Family Place an organization that assists victims of family violence. These words were said during the Family Places 21st annual Texas Trailblazer Awards that were held at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas Texas.
The grant was to be administered through the Dallas Highland Foundation, which is the philanthropic arm of the Highland capital management. The firm is to match any amount raised to up to 50 percent until April 4th, 2017.The family place has already raised $200 000 towards the campaign since October 4th. This amount is to match to $100 000 as per the highlands donation. The target for fundraising had been set at $16.5 million, the grant from the highlands management will ensure the Family Place finishes on a high note.Mr. Dondero said he was responding to a call by Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlins and David Brown, the Dallas police chief. The two wanted the community to help in resolving the thorny issue in Dallas.While congratulating the people of Dallas, Mr. Dondero said, the Highland management was thrilled that the Family Place through support managed the campaign in just a year.