James Dondero is the co-founder and CEO over at Highland Capital Management. Dondero is known around the financial world for his ability to take on risky investments and turn them into profit for his company. Dondero’s work at Highland Capital has rightly been focused on profits for a long time, but now people are coming to realize that he is doing a ton outside of the ring of work as well. Highland Capital Management recently announced that they will be giving out a $1 million grant in partnership with The Family Place — a foundation focused on giving aid for victims of domestic violence.
The Family Place helped to develop the concept for the $1 million grant and they worked closely with the philanthropic section of Highland Capital’s company tree, the Highland Dallas Foundation, INC. Highland Capital’s $1 million grant will be fulfilled via matching 50% of all donations, up until their target financial goal. The grant is expected to sit tight until April 4th, 2017 when it will expire. The goal of the grant is to inspire civic donations within the Dallas, TX community so as to get everyone on board to face the real problem of domestic violence.
The big reason domestic violence is taking such a lean into the forefront of public conversation is due to Dallas Mayor, Mike Rawlings. Rawlings put out a public call to action in order to address the issue of family related violence within the community. David Prown, the Dallas Police Chief, echoed that call and implored the community to start helping as much as they can alongside of the police.
James Dondero has never been shy about getting the word out about his work with Highland Capital. Dondero says, “The civic community in Dallas gets things done.” Dondero goes on to say, “We at Highland Capital Management were impressed byt he way The Family Place, through avid philanthropic support, took this concept from inception to the final stage of this campaign in just a year. We are proud to invest alongside many of the most generous and thoughtful in the community.”