The co-founder and head of Highland Capital Management announced a $1 million challenge towards the campaign initiated by The Family Place during a luncheon at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. The Family Place is a renowned organization that focuses on supporting family violence victims.
The company started a project to raise $16 million in capital to oversee the construction of Ann Moody Counseling Center in Dallas. The new Center, which was named after Ann Moody, will have 13 emergency bedrooms, a hospital, counseling groups for both adults and children, both private and public, and a call center.
The grant, which was administered through the charity arm of Highland Capital, Highland Dallas Foundation, will seek to equal 50% of any money given for the project up to $1 million from October 4th to April 2017. The building, which will also be an educational center for teen dating violence and bullying prevention, targets to serve over 2,000 individuals yearly. Learn more about James Dandero: http://thedallasjournal.org/the-career-achievements-of-james-dondero/
The center will also include an animal shelter and an on-site child development services. According to Crunchbase, James Dondero said Highland Capital was pleased to be part of the significant initiative and applauded The Family Place for their professional way of handling matters since the initial stage of the campaign.
About James Dondero
With more than three decades in the industry, James is an expert in high yield and distressed investing.
The firm has also played a leading role in the development of credit-oriented solutions for both retail and institutional investors across the world. The company has created award-winning products like CLOs, private equity funds, mutual funds, and institutional separate accounts.
Before founding Highland Capital, James Dondero worked for Protective Life as the chief investment officer. He played a central role in creating the GIC subsidiary. Additionally, James worked for American Express as a corporate bond analyst.
Later, James served as a portfolio manager. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Management Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst.
James Dandero is an alumnus of the esteemed University of Virginia. After his graduation, he started his career as an analyst at Morgan Guaranty training program.