Finance entrepreneur James Dondero has recently announced his latest charitable contribution at a local luncheon. Dondero has offered to provide a $1 million grant to The Family Place in order to help the organization come up with the $2.8 million it needs to finance its Legacy Campaign. With the help of Dondero’s grant, The Family Place will be able to continue helping a number of victims who suffer from family violence. It will also be used to help fund a number of events that allow the organization to reach out to more people in the community. This is the latest in a number of philanthropic activities that James has done to improve the quality of life for members in the Dallas area community.
James Dondero co founded his company Highland Capital Management back in 1993. He looked to develop a firm that would meet the needs of numerous large scale institutional investors. With his firm, James would help institutional investors by using a number of finance options. He would provide things such as hedge funds, collateralized loan obligations and equity securities to help them get better returns on their invested capital. He would also provide them with advisory services as well. As a result, Dondero and his firm have been able to allow numerous investors grow their capital and more efficiently manage it. Since the finance industry is global, Dondero looked to expand to international markets. With the success of his firm, James allowed Highland Capital Management to expand to other countries such as Brazil, South Korea and the United Kingdom.
Dondero has had a long and successful career in the field of finance. Prior to co founding Highland Capital Management, he started out working as a trainee. During this time, James would invest in credit securities for his employer. With this experience, James was able to get experience that would help him advance his career in the years to come. For a number of years, James would steadily move up to more advanced positions in the industry. He would reach his peak by holding the position of chief investment officer. This position enabled him to participate in the management of financial assets that were worth billions of dollars.