James Dondero is one of the founders of Highland Capital Management. He has done a lot of humanitarian work and has donated millions of his proceeds to non-profit organizations and charities. James has always worked hard to improve the standard of education for the students of Dallas. He has also joined hands with many other people to work together for the betterment of Dallas residents. He has achieved a lot through his hard work and commitment and wished to achieve a lot more in his life.
The Dallas Zoo has improved a lot with the help of the money donated by James. James has donated almost one million dollars towards the development of this park through his organization. With the help of this amount, a Highland Hippo Hut with an area of approximately four thousand five hundred square feet was built. This hut is currently used by the management of Dallas Zoo to arrange private events.
Since James is a staunch supporter of bringing reforms in education sector. His organization has donated almost two million dollars to the Southern Methodist University. The aim of this fund is to educate students on certain topics like public policy making, access to main leaders in the globe, opportunities for students to go abroad and get an education there along with internships. His donation also serves to help needy students with the finances of the school or who are unable to get a college degree. The program run under his donation provides professional development, leadership, mentor support, test preparations and internship programs.
Another venture of James is George W. Bush Presidential Library. This library has a purpose of promoting a deep understanding of President Bush administration through artifacts and historical records. The library and institute aim at developing a sense of leadership among younger generations to understand the current political structure and become great leaders in the future.
Capital for Children is another initiative by James. It’s a network of investment and management professionals who volunteer to aid the needy children particularly residing in Dallas by providing them quality education