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.

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