Highland Capital’s James Dondero Makes $1 Million Challenge

When attending a recent luncheon, the President and co founder of Highland Capital Management James Dondero made a $1 million challenge. Dondero looked to provide a grant worth $1 million to urge his company to complete a project for charity. The firm is looking to finish a $16.5 million project which would help provide funding for a local Dallas charity known as The Family Place. With the funding available, The Family Place will have the money they need in order to reach its current objectives. The Family Place is an organization that provides support for individuals who are victims of family violence. With its many programs, a number of people in the Dallas metro area have been able to get the help they need in order to recover from negative experiences from family members.

 

James Dondero is currently the co founder and President of one of the top financial services firms in the world. He currently runs Highland Capital Management which is an investment firm located in Dallas, Texas. The firm provides a wide range of financial services to many clients. When James first started up this firm, he originally formed it as one that provided life insurance. However, he looked to expand the firm in a number of ways after the first few years of its existence. James began to offer a number of financial services to clients such as advising, wealth management and also the supervision of institutional portfolios. He would also allow his firm to provide services to individuals, pension fund investors, financial institutions, government organizations and corporations.

 

Before James began his career in finance, he studied accounting and finance at the University of Virginia. He would graduate from this university with degrees in accounting and finance as well. Along with completing these degrees, James would also graduate with high honors. After finishing college, Dondero began his career in finance by working as a credit analyst. Over the course of his career, he would advance and eventually attain the position as chief investment officer. At this position, James would manage billions of dollars of assets for a number of major corporations.

Renowned NJ Dentist Avi Weisfogel Continues GoFundMe for Smiling Patients

Renowned New Jersey dentist, Dr. Avi Weisfogel believes every child deserves to smile, and that is why he supports Operation Smile. The not-for-profit, worldwide program supports free treatment of cleft lip and palate. Weisfogel, also known as the founder of Dental Sleep Masters, launched a GoFundMe page to assists doctors and patients abroad in their quest to offer free medical care.

 

Overseas, the term “cleft lip” or cleft palate is typically used rather negatively and is often discriminatory. It’s a common congenital malformation that leaves part of the lip and mouth undeveloped. The cause is due mainly to hereditary and some external factors, like smoking and alcohol abuse. Doctors have also pointed out environmental hazards like dioxins can cause a cleft lip, jaw or palate deformity. This gap in the lip can cause problems with feeding, Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases, not to mention a lack of acceptance in the community. But these families lack money. Each year, teams of doctors and assistants travel overseas to work on this project. Weisfogel says he is committed to helping with the oral and maxillofacial surgery and improvement of aesthetics for these patients. This is why he launched his GoFundMe page.

 

As a dentist, Dr. Avi Weisfogel is educated in mouth malformations, and dedicated to helping the less fortunate. A native of New Jersey, he graduated from Rutgers University with his undergrad degree in biology, and then attended New York University College of Dentistry, receiving his D.D.S. He went into private practice in 1999, opening the Old Bridge Dental Care in New Jersey.

 

He has instructed numerous doctors and dental affiliations, nationwide, on analyzing and treating sleep apnea patients. He has also presented numerous abstracts on sleep disturbances, and advocates for more inclusive research on the topic. Avi Weisfogel is extremely passionate and has a strong interest in global dentistry, and equal access to care.

 

Make sure you keep up to date with Dr. Avi Weisfogel and his Operation Smile

GoFundMe page.

 

 

Adam Milstein Named Among the Top 200 Most Prominent Philanthropists in the World

Earlier this month, Adam Milstein’s name was included in the list of the 200 most influential philanthropists worldwide. This was part of a list of social entrepreneurs and leading philanthropists on social networks. The list was generated by Richtopia, a publication based in London, in coordination with Rise, a social media grading system.

 

Rank

 

Milstein was ranked in number 187 based on the influence his Facebook and Twitter accounts command in the philanthropic world. Adam is the Chairman and co-initiator of the Israeli-American Council (IAC), as well as a leader in other high-flying Jewish organizations. These include; Hasbara Fellowships, AIPAC, StandWithUs and the Israel on Campus Coalition.

 

Other Influential Philanthropists in the List

 

A number of various business leaders cum philanthropists are also included in the list like Elon Musk, Warren Buffett, Eric Trump, Mark Zuckerberg and Bill and Melinda Gates. Politicians include Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Barack and Michelle Obama. Other influential public figures known for their philanthropy include Oprah Winfrey, Magic Johnson, J.K. Rowling, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Ashton Kutcher, Elton John and Arianna Huffington.

 

Adam’s Reaction to the Inclusion

 

Adam Milstein stated that he felt honored for having been included in the influential list that included notable world leaders. He added that his philanthropic works form part of the most gratifying and important parts of his life. He revealed that he was grateful to his wife Gila, IAC and the many Jewish world organizations that have partnered with them in order to make a difference. He described the Milstein Family Foundation as one whose mission is built on two important pillars: fortifying the Jewish people as well as their homeland, Israel. According to Milstein, the family foundation achieves its goals by embracing principles of funding projects that impact life positively, active philanthropy as well as building synergies among organizations. He affirmed that the foundation would still push on with its mission.

 

About Adam Milstein

 

Adam Milstein is an Israeli-American whose prominence springs up from his active philanthropy, community leadership and investment in the real estate sector. He went to the Technion School back in 1987. On arriving in the U.S. he enrolled at the USC where he earned his MBA. He ventured into real estate and is currently based at Hager Pacific Properties.