It is not all entrepreneurs who have the spirit of giving back to the society. James Dondero is not such an entrepreneur. He has made great efforts in his charitable works. He is the president and co-founder of the Highland capital management. He made sure that the company’s mission includes giving to charity. He has localized charitable giving and focused on Dallas community. He has supported several charitable organizations such as education freedom, the Dallas zoo, SMU’s tower scholars program, Perot museum of nature and science, and the family place. The philanthropist and entrepreneur, James Dondero has a long day filled with various activities that help the organization in Dallas. He has used his financial organization to make an impact on the community.
He takes a strategic approach to his philanthropic work, he is well known for all his charitable works and changing the lives of Dallas residents. James Dondero has partnered with the former CEO of Woodall Rodgers park foundation, Linda Owen. Together they are making an impact to different organizations in the Dallas community. The charity works in the family place is focussed on providing $1 million grant. Through the grant, the family place got a head start for its fundraising. The family place offers services in family violence in Texas. The firm also provides education, professional counseling and lifesaving shelters to the violence victims. The Dallas zoo is yet another organization where philanthropist James Dondero offers his assistance.
He provided a donation of $1 million to help build the hippo habitat at the zoo. Through his working contribution, a highland hippo hut was established. The hut is used for educational display and private events. The SMU tower scholars program got a $2 million from the highland capital management. The contributions were meant to create the tower scholars program fund. The program is for undergraduates who want to study politics, international affairs, and ethical public service. A student who is chosen from this program gets the chance to study abroad and met global leaders. James Dondero also offers financial supports the education is freedom. The funds are for youth who want to get college degrees. The organization provides standardized test preparation, college degree, professional development, and internships.