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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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