James Dondero, a co-founder, and president of Highland Capital Management, L.P., based in Dallas, has joined hands with Linda Owen, civic leader and former chairperson of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation, to give strategic direction to various Highlands benevolent activities as its charitable giving program expands continually. Owen will be serving as the firm’s manager, operating in partnership with Dallas Foundation that administers the Highland’s dedicated charitable fund.
James Dondero notes that there is an urgent need of having a dedicated professional who will ensure that the contributions given make the biggest impact. He pointed out that Linda had a proven track record of maintaining and building a profitable private-public partnership in Dallas and beyond. She, therefore, shares in the firm’s vision of making tangible an immediate difference to the community.
About Highland Capital Management LP
Under the stewardship of Dondero, Highland donates over $3 million each year to various charitable organizations, through The Dallas Foundation. Its primary focus is on healthcare, education and the Dallas community as a whole. The local beneficiaries of this are the Perot Museum, George W Bush Presidential Library, and Museum, Dallas Zoo, Center for Brain Health among others. James as the president, alongside other Highland executives, provide clear guidance to the firms that they support.
For over three years that Jim has been in the banking sector, he has maintained investment operations and strategies that have ensured he remains a knowledgeable investor. He has helped forge collateralized loan obligations forward. He has seen his investments grow over the years. Since his earlier days of his career, Dondero has been at the top of the game. His management style has been commended and awarded for successes that he has achieved. He has seen the firm grow to over $17 billion of assets that are under management.
The Highland’s commitment to benevolence is inspiring. The engagement of this firm to the organizations it supports goes beyond funding. The employees dedicate their energy and time as board members, suggesting creative solutions to the challenges faced by these non-governmental organizations.
About Linda Owen
Owen is credited with the development of Klyde Park in Dallas as the CEO and President of Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation. Before that, she had served as the CEO and President of The Real Estate Council, leading to the Dallas-Fort Worth area real estate association that is also nonprofit.
Owen began her career working as a real estate associate at Law firm Wald in, Hark Rader & Ross. She has a BA in economics degree from University of Texas and JD from Texas school of Law, Texas University. In her career, she has been involved in various benevolent organizations in Dallas, including The Family Place, Crystal Charity Ball, and Circuit Trail Conservancy.
About Dallas Foundation
Dallas Foundation was established in 1929 as a public charity with a mandate of improving life in North Texas by bringing nonprofits and generous donors together. The foundation has over 300 individual funds, and awards grants competitively to agencies in the fields of health, education, animal welfare and social services.
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