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James Dondero’s Corporate Support of The Family Place

Highland Capital Management, L.P. has awarded a $1 million challenge grant to help The Family Place raise the final amount of funds necessary to bring their latest campaign to an end. The Dallas-based organization needs to raise an additional $2.8 million in the next six months for its Legacy Campaign to be successful.

According to Crunchbase, James Dandero and his company, Highland Capital Management, L.P., have been supporters of The Family Place organization for years. This announcement came as a shock to no one who attended The Family Place’s 21st Annual Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon. James Dandero is proud to be a part of The Family Place’s mission of supporting victims of family violence. Learn more about James Dandero: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/james-dondero-appoints-new-president-of-institutional-products-for-highland-capital-management-300165627.html

The grant matches any funds raised for the campaign up to $1 million. Highland Capital is more than happy to extend its philanthropic arm of support to its neighboring charity organization. Since making the announcement in October, the group has raised $200,000.

As stipulated by the grant, Highland Capital adds its 50% match of $100,000 to the campaign. The overall goal of the Legacy Campaign is to raise $16.5 million. Highland Capital offered its assistance to ensure that the organization reaches its desired goal. James wants to make sure that The Family Place can finish its campaign on a strong note.

James Dondero is a career man and has been since the 1980s. He started out by being admitted to the Morgan Guaranty training program. He was accepted into the program the same year he graduated from the University of Virginia, where he attended McIntire School of Commerce. James Dandero earned dual majors in both Accounting and Finance; two degrees he received with the highest honors.

For over 30 years, James has worked in the credit and equity markets. Currently, he’s President of Highland Capital Management, a company he founded. He’s led his company to many award-winning solutions. James has made Highland Capital one of the most successful businesses in the Dallas area. It’s reported that Highland Capital has an estimated $19 billion in assets under its management.