The graduate from the University of Virginia Mr. James Dondero is the co-founder as well as the president of Highland Capital. He scored the highest honors from the school of Commerce and majors in Accounting and finance.
Since the year 1993, Highland Capital has been dealing with the development of Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO) market in addition to credit-oriented solutions. Mr. James has had more than 30 years of experience while working in the high-yield investing credit and equity markets.
The previous chairman of Cornerstone Healthcare as well as the member of the board at the American Banknote and MGM Studios, James, started his career in the mid-90s in the Morgan Guaranty training program as an analyst.
In addition to his education background, James has a recognition as a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). The title allowed him to obtain the rights to use the designation of a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Throughout his career life, he has been a very active and philanthropic individual that supports an assortment of programs in public policy as well as education among others.
President Dondero announced the company’s decision to award $ 1 million challenge grant to help Family Place. The leading Dallas organization, Family Place, supports family violence victims. With a target of at least $ 2.8 million to be raised for its Legacy Campaign in few months to come, it was an opportune moment for James Dondero and his team to support the organization.
Since the announcement of the Legacy Campaign on October 4th, the Family Place has already raised more than $200,000. Besides, the Highland’s grant of $ 100,000 will get matched with the amount. Indeed, it is clear that the Highlands role in seeing to it that the goal of fundraising $16.5 million gets reached with only $2.8 million at hand is so critical to the Family Place. Thanks to the leadership qualities of James Dondero.
Campaigns conducted by the Family Place Legacy made an immense contribution in support of the centralized Dallas Counseling Center construction. The Center provided counseling for people who had gone through violent situations at the family level.