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James Dondero – Making Dallas Greater!

Who is James Dondero?

James Dondero is the Co-Founder and President of Highland Capital Management, LP; a highly respected firm in Dallas, Texas. Before creating his firm James Dondero began his financial career with JPMorgan Chase and Company in 1984. He later found himself handling and managing billions of funds while working for American Express from 1985 thru 1989. James Dondero moved up the ladder quickly by securing the position of Chief Investment Officer for Protective Life's GIC subsidiary in 1989. While under Protective Life's he used his experience to secure $2 billion in business. Read more at Huffington Post about James Dondero.

Riding on his previous success James Dondero decided to start his company in 1993. Highland Capital Management, has been consistently gaining the reputation as one formidable alternative credit managing firms in the U.S. and the world. Dondero's firm specializes in credit hedge funds, private equity accounts and multiple credit accounts. His firm has a stronghold on the healthcare industry. Currently James Dondero manages $2.3 billion in healthcare institutional and mutual funding. In addition, James Dondero has his hands in many philathropic projects. His love for Dallas shows through the many charities he participates and funds. Follow James on Linkedin.

How He is Making Dallas Great

James Dondero shows his passion and love for Dallas, Texas through his various charities. Along with the help of Mary Jalonick, he has formed the Highland Dallas Foundation Inc. Through the foundation James Dondero can select charities that meet his concerns. So far, the foundation has supported veterans, educational and health care projects, and several civic organizations. In addition, he dispurses grants during the year to support many organizations in the Dallas area. Altogether Dondero has issued more than $3 million to his charitable projects.

James Dondero has also partnered with Linda Owen, former CEO of Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation. She assist the foundation by connecting James Dondero with nonprofit agencies geared towards improving not only Dallas, but also the North Texas region. With Linda's experience Highland has secured commitments to assist with the following organizations in Dallas, such as The Family Place, which is a shelter for victims of domestic violence. James Dondero has also generously given to the Dallas Zoo, which has an Hippo Habitat named after his foundation. Dondero is persistant in acquiring additional charities to assist throughout North Texas. His love for the state and for Dallas continues to grow without end.

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Daniel Taub

Daniel Taub


Daniel Taub the current Yad Hanadiv foundation Director of strategy and planning is an international Attorney and an Israel diplomat. In his political career, Taub served in several ambassadorial, political and legal capacities. As an expert in international regulations, he has extensive knowledge of the laws of war.



Career Growth

Daniel Taub worked for Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs as the principal deputy legal advisor to the Geneva and New York United Nations. As a member of Israel’s negotiation team, Daniel intervened in the Israeli-Palestinian peace development. He represented Israel during the Gaza flotilla incident and spearheaded the formation of Israel’s Red Cross society.


Nominated as UK Ambassador to St. James court in 20111, Daniel Taub placed a firm emphasis on technology and trade links. In conjunction with Google, Taub introduced the Bizcamp start-up competition. Between 2011- 2013, the UK and Israel joint trade earnings increased to $8billion as a result of the collaboration. Due to his contribution in trade development, Daniel Taub was voted for the Grassroots Diplomat Initiative Award.


Besides serving as an ambassador in the UK, he worked as the International Maritime Organization first Israel’s Ambassador from 2013 – 2015. Taub is a lecturer, public speaker, and a British writer. He has a wide knowledge as a tutor in international law and negotiation theory. As author Daniel has written widely about the Middle East and Israel. Most of his articles are on the Guardian, the Times, Huffington post as well as the Daily Telegraph. Parasha Diplomatic is one of his books. He is the scriptwriter founder of the famous Israel drama series. Daniel Taub served as the Chaim Herzog speechwriter.


Daniel Taub is a British diplomat born in 1962 and an Orthodox Jew. He graduated from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, at University College in Oxford, and University College in London. Since 1989, the diplomat worked in international law division of the Israel Defense Force, as a reserve major and combat doctor.


Yad Hanadiv Foundation

Daniel Taub the former UK Ambassador is employed by the Foundation to head the strategy and planning division. The Organization proudly announces the enrolment of Taub, the Israel diplomat, and previous Uk ambassador as a move to growth and new openings. He will be expected to strategically lead the Foundation in the development of new ideas and relationship expansions. His past legal and diplomatic roles set him as the best candidate for this position. Daniel is a renowned valued diplomat and a lawyer. Learn more: http://www.hampsteadshul.org.uk/event/isaiah-berlin-lecture-2017-daniel-taub/