On October 7, 2016, James Dondero, Chairman of Highland Capital Management, declared that the company had presented $1 million in grant money to assist The Family Place’s campaign. Nonetheless, The Family Place requires $2.8 million to reach their goal of $16.5 million. Thus, the firm’s challenge grant will ensure that The Family Place completes its crusade.
The Family Place Campaign
The funds realized in The Family Place’s campaign will be used in the construction of a new Central Dallas Centre for domestic violence victims that will be called the Ann Moody Center. The center consists of 13 emergency housing bedrooms as well as medical and dental hospitals.
The Ann Moody Center aims to assist over 2000 victims of family violence every year. Additionally, it will accommodate the agency’s Be Project, which educates the youth on how to prevent against cases of bullying and violence. The project helps over 6000 students annually.
The Family Place
The Family Place is the leading domestic violence agency in Texas. It aims to abolish domestic violence through public education, advocacy, and helping victims and their families. Since 1978, The Family Place has assisted over 225,000 clients, offered accommodation to 22,000 homeless people and replied to calls from 550,000 victims. Additionally, perpetrators of domestic violence have been rehabilitated to amend their conduct.
James Dondero’s Profile
James Dondero is the Co-founder, and head of Highland Capital Management. He resides in Dallas, Texas. His 30-year experience in credit and equity markets has seen him gain invaluable skills and knowledge in these fields. This has allowed hm to grow, expand, and increase the profitability of Highland Capital Management.
He is the head of Healthcare, CCS Medical, and Nexbank. Additionally, he is an associate of America Banknote and MGM Studios. Mr. Dondero is a philanthropist who has contributed a lot to causes touching on education, veteran affairs, and public policy matters. Today, Dondero is a revered business leader in the financial industry and continues to inspire others both within and outside Highland Capital Management.