Joe Fagan

Former Soccer Star, Now Soccer Fan


October 31, 2019

James Dondero Chooses Good Causes For The Highland Capital Management Foundation

The Highland Capital Management Foundation has been working for many years to build a philanthropic legacy that will last for many years to come. The Highland Capital Management Foundation has been built by James Dondero to focus the majority of its financial muscle on the Dallas, Texas area of the U.S. where the company has its headquarters. As Highland Capital Management has built its success for the future with more than $17 billion in assets under management, the company and Chairperson James Dondero has become leading figures in the local community.

James Dondero has become an important figure for the people of Dallas because of his commitment to the people of the city he now calls home. James Dondero and his business partner, Mark Okada moved to Dallas in 1993 to take advantage of the innovative business climate in the city. Establishing Highland Capital Management in Dallas allowed the pair to become successful in less than a quarter of a century.

Jim Dondero was not content with solely being a business success but felt he had to work in the philanthropic sector to extend his impact on the Dallas community. Like many wealthy philanthropists, James Dondero believes in pushing on the cause of advancing the arts in a city where the oil and energy production sector has many of their most important businesses based. Dondero does not solely look to financially support the arts but has publicly backed the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Dallas Museum of Art. The Highland Capital Management Foundation has been important in providing donations and physical support to many groups fighting for social justice across Texas. James Dondero financially supports groups including the Family Place where the problem of domestic violence is tackled on a daily basis with support given to those who are affected by this ongoing problem in the Dallas region.