James Dondero is the co-Founder and President of Highland Capital Management (HCM). He has served as the secretary of the Highland Acquisition Corporation since April 2016. James Dondero is also the President and Chairman of Board of Directors at Nexpoint Hospitality Trust Inc. and Portfolio Manager of NexPoint Credit Strategies. He has held management positions in several companies including Highland Funds and Highland Multifamily Capital Trust.
Dondero has portrayed expertise in credit and equity markets with over 30 years of experience. In 1984, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce, having specialized in Accounting and Finance from the University of Virginia. He is also a Certified Public Accountant, a Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Management Accountant holder.
According to The Dallas Journal, at the 21st Annual Texas Trailblazer Awards in 2106, Dondero announced a $1 million challenge grant by the company to The Family Place. The amount would serve as part of the $2.8 million meant to be raised for the Legacy Campaign by the organization within six months. The donation was administered through the Highland Dallas Foundation to help meet the campaign’s target of $16.5 million.
The Dallas Mayor, Mike Rawlings, and Chief Police, David Brown, made an extended call of action to the company to help the campaign reduce the threatening issue in the community. James Dondero and company offered their philanthropic support to life-saving shelter and life-changing services to victims of family violence against other investors.
The Family Place is an organization in Dallas that provides support for domestic violence victims. The Legacy Campaign is designed to support the construction of a new Central Counseling Center in Dallas that will offer support for these victims. The center is to include 13 bedroom shelters, medical clinic, a call center, counseling center, job training program, and an on-site child development center. Learn more about James Dondero: http://dallaslinks.com/highland-capital-powerhouse-president-james-dondero/
The facility will also house a project meant for civic education against bullying and teen violence. For victims afraid of leaving behind their pets, the facility will also provide an animal shelter for their pets. Corgan designs the architecture with the center being built in honor of Ann Moody.