There is no way the past, present and future of Dallas, Texas can be discussed without mentioning the name James Dondero. Simply because Mr. Dondero has invested a lot to the wellbeing of the Dallas community through several projects that many consider charitable, heroic and philanthropic. Back in 2001, the hippopotamus sanctuary in the Dallas Zoo was shut down after the elderly hippopotamus passed away. Mr. Dondero graciously donated USD 1 million to facilitate the restructuring and rebuilding of the sanctuary. He also marshalled other Dallas heroes to raise USD 14 million that show the reopening of the Dallas Zoo Hippopotamus habit to the Dallas community. Read this article at barrons.com.
Other renown community based ventures that he has interests in includes the Natural Science Perot Museum, G. W. Bush Presidential Library and the uplifting Education and snowball express where he has and continues to make generous monetary donations. Together with his wife Mary, Mr. Dondero started the Highland Dallas Foundation. This foundation works to support the lives of veterans, the education and health needs of the community and the Family Place.
But who is this man James Dondero? Briefly, Mr. Dondero is the president and the co-founder of the Highland Capital Management Company. Currently the most successful alternative credit management and investment company in the United States and globally. The firm specializes in credit hedge funds, private and individual equity accounts. Prior to co-founding Highland Capital, Mr. Dondero worked at the American Express where he oversaw USD 1 billion fund account between 1985 and 1989. He later moved to the subsidiary of American Express, Protective Life’s GIC as the Chief Investment Officer.
Mr. Dondero holds two bachelors degrees in accounting and finance from the school of commerce, Virginia University. He credits his success to the drive that his training and passion for finance instilled in him. James Dondero is exhilarated to manage a firm that cares about the community and endeavours to offering rewarding opportunities to Dallas residents. Mr. Dondero is committed and plans to make Dallas an enjoyable city for people to go to school, work and live. And in his hands, Dallas seems destined to shine even brighter. Read more about James at Crunchbase.