Who is James Dondero?
James Dondero is a Dallas’ resident and the co-founder of the Highland Capital Management (HCM) where he acts as the president. He is a certified management accountant (CMA) and has an Honors degree, in Finance and Accounting, from the University of Virginia. Mr. James Dondero has an experience of 30+ years to his name where he has mainly concentrated on the credit and equity markets mostly focusing on the high-yielding but distressed investment ventures. He is also the incumbent chairman of Nexbank, CSS Medical, and the Cornerstone Healthcare. In addition, he sits as a board member of MGM and American Banknote studios. Philanthropic activities are very dear to his heart including those touching on public policy, education, and veteran’s affairs. His career kick-off dates back to 1984 as an analyst and one of his early notable achievements is helping grow out the GIC subsidiary of Protective Life’s asset to $2 billion when he served as the C.E.O in the organization between 1989 and 1993.
The Family Place
The Family Place is an organization, based in Dallas, which is committed to supporting victims of family violence. The organization has a legacy campaign aimed at raising $16.5 million by April 4, 2017 and $2.8 million is missing to hit this target. Eventually, James Dondero, in October 4 2016, announced a $1 million challenge grant to help raise the fund. During the Launch, Mr. Dondero stated that his agency was impressed by the Civic community in Dallas and was willing to invest, alongside other philanthropic and generous parties in the community, in this noble course.
The Birth of Ann Moody Place
As for The Family Place’s C.E.O, Paige Frink, he encouraged those interested in helping the victims of violence to utilize this tremendous opportunity. The money raised from the Legacy Campaign is intended to support the construction and operations of a new Counseling facility for victims of family violence, to be set up in Dallas. The facility will be named Ann Moody Place, which will be an extension of the current, The Family Place that is already operating at the capacity. It will cater for 6000 and 2000 victims of teen and family violence respectively. Additionally, it will have an on-site child development center and an animal shelter for those victims carrying along beloved animal pets. The whole story can be accessed from; http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/james-dondero-announces-1-million-challenge-grant-from-highland-capital-management-to-finish-the-family-places-165-million-capital-campaign-300341376.html