Committed to making his hometown a better place to live and work, Dallas-based philanthropist James Dondero has been partnering with local charitable organizations to provide over $3 million annually in donations to local charities. Working together with these local organizations, such as The Dallas Foundation, Dondero’s giving is focused on providing support for education, veterans and health care concerns.
Past donations have gone to support rebuilding the hippopotamus exhibit at the Dallas Zoo, as well as financially supporting the Perot Museum of Natural Science and the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Institute. His longer-term challenge grants have provided charities with consistent funding, which has allowed them to be even more effective with their programs. Visit Nexbank to know more about James.
Dondero’s focused donations and challenge grants motivate both the recipient and potential donors to dig deeper and drive harder. A recent $1 million challenge grant to support The Family Place helped the organization to complete a capital campaign for a new shelter facility closer to the resources needed by the community it serves.
In additional to his philanthropic work, James Dondero is co-founder and president of Highland Capital Management, L.P., which was named One of the Best Places to Work in 2015 by the Dallas Journal. He is also a Board member for the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business.
Prior to founding Highland in 1993, James Dondero began his investment management career at American Express in the mid-to-late 1980s, and as chief investment officer of Protective Life’s GIC subsidiary, he led the growth of the fund’s assets over $2 billion. Visit nexpointliving.com to know more about James Dondero.