James Dondero, President, and Co-Founder of Highland Capital Management made the big announcement at The 21st Annual Family Place’s Texas Trailblazer Luncheon that was held at the prestigious Hilton Anatole based in Texas. He said that Highland Capital Management would be awarding The Family Place $1 million to support the organization in their mission to help family violence victims. The initiative is geared towards raising the remaining $2.8 million within the next six months for its legacy project.
The donation was made through Highland Dallas Foundation, Incorporation, which is the firm’s charitable division. According to James, depending on the amount of money raised during the initiative, the Foundation will match 50 percent up to $1 million till the 4 April 2017.
Since the announcement was made, the Family Place initiative had managed to raise $200,000 for its initiative. This means that Highland Dallas Foundation, through its grant, will match that amount by 50 percent bringing it $100,000. With the support of Highland’s Dallas Foundation hand in hand, The Family Place initiative will succeed in its campaign.
Mr. Dondero continues to say that they are quite impressed by the great step taken by The Family Place to raise funds for violence victims. He continues to say that people should grab the opportunity and stretch out their hands to support the initiative as well.
The initiative will see the putting up of a new Dallas Counseling place that will provide care for people facing violence challenges. The center is being overseen by Corgan, a renowned architectural firm. The facility includes both a dental and medical clinic, 13 shelter rooms, a call center, a multipurpose hall, and several counseling rooms.
The new center will come in quite handy since the already existing center operates at full capacity. The new center will serve over 2,000 violence victims over a period of one year. The center will also house pets involved in abusive relationships. At the same time, the center will also be home to agency’s Be initiative that educates young people on teen dating violence and bullying prevention.
About James Dondero
James Dondero is the President and Co-Founder of Highland Capital Management. He brings to the table over 30 years of experience in the field. He has great leadership which has seen the firm create many award-winning services and products. Their firm’s target is both retail investors and institutions that are looking to grow and expand in the industry.
James Dondero’s career kicked off in the year 1984 after he joined the prestigious Morgan Guaranty training platform. James graduated in the same year from the University of Virginia’s (School of Commerce) with majors in both Finance and Accounting. James is also CFA and CMA certified. James Dondero has served at one of the subsidiaries of Protective Life’s GIV.