James Dondero is the co-founder and current CEO of Highland Capital Management, located in the Dallas area. His mission in life is a philanthropic one which is why he created the Highland Dallas Foundation: the wing of his companies that’s dedicated to charitable activities.
Dondero donated one million dollars to The Family Place, a domestic violence shelter, allowing it to become the leading shelter for men and children in Texas. After that, he went on to give another million to the Dallas Zoo in order to build a Hippopotamus enclosure. Read more about James Dondero at HuffPost.
When it was in need of support, Dondero helped finance the construction of the now-iconic Perot Museum of Natural Sciences in a testament to his love for education and space travel. It fit next to his two million dollar donation to the Southern Methodist University Scholars Program (with a goal of promoting honest politics) and his support of the Education Is Freedom program, which aims to give college-bound students work experience. Visit The News Version to know more about James Dondero.
James Dondero has donated to countless other causes, such as The Bush Library and Capital For Kids, emphasizing his noble goal to get everyone to help each other and the charities of the Dallas area.