James Dondero, President of Highland Capital Management firms, has partnered with Linda Owen, a Dallas resident and civic leader to manage the Highland’s charitable giving program that is growing at an astonishing rate. Owen will work in close collaboration with The Dallas Foundation that specializes in administering Highland’s charitable giving fund. She will operate as the company’s charitable giving manager.
James Dondero recognized that the ever-expanding charitable giving program needed to be managed by a dedicated professional so that the donations could make a strategic difference in the world. Linda has an experience of creating effective partnerships in private and public sectors. Her aim is to make an immediate response in the community and significantly reduce poverty levels.
Each year, Highland Capital Management contributes over $3 million to the non-profit organization via the Dallas-based foundation. The firm supports the Dallas Community, education, health care causes, and veteran affairs. The top beneficiaries include the Dallas Zoo, Snowball Express, Uplift Education, the American Heart Association, and other related organizations.
Highland offer more than financial support to charitable organizations; its employees dedicates their energy and time as board members. They come up with lasting solutions to problems that these nonprofits face. The employees are always looking for ways to facilitate smooth operation of these charitable organizations.
Dondero is the President as well as NexPoint Hospitality Inc. Board of Directors chair. He co-founded Highland Capital Management in 1993 and currently serves as its Portfolio Manager and Managing Partner. His experience spans over 30 years in equity and credit markets that focuses majorly on distressed and high-yielding investing. His duties include determining and overseeing execution of operational initiatives and growth plan of Highland Capital Management. From May 19, 2006, to September 25, 2012, Dondero served as the President, Portfolio Manager, and CEO of NexPoint Credit Strategies.
Dondero has been the Principal Executive Officer, Portfolio Manager, and President of NexPoint Capital. He earned a honors degree in the discipline of Accounting and Finance from the prestigious University of Virginia. Upon graduating, he joined the Morgan Guaranty Training Program as a credit analyst. At American Express, he held the position of Portfolio Manager and Corporate Bond Analyst. Originally posted on Businesswire: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160608006430/en/James-Dondero-Teams-Dallas-Civic-Leader-Linda