James Dondero is among the founders of Highland Capital Management, L.P is a man of the people. Has donates millions of his proceeds to non-profit making organization and charities. James is committed to improving the educational standards of those living in Dallas. He also partners with other partners to improve the standards of living of Dallas residents. The following are some of his major accomplishments.
The Dallas Zoo
James and his organization donated $1 million towards the development of the wildlife park. The amount was used build 4485 square foot Highland Hippo Hut. The hut is currently being employed by the zoo management to display private events.
The SMU’s Tower School Program
James Dondero has continually thrown his support towards education. His organization has donated over $2 million to the Southern Methodist University. The aim of the fund is to expose students to public policy making, access to the main leaders in the globe, opportunities to study abroad and offer insightful internships. His organization also provides financial assistance to needy students seeking a college degree. The program, commonly known as education is freedom initiative provides professional development, mentorship support, test preparations and internship programs.
George W. Bush Presidential Library
The Bush library aims at promoting an understanding of President Bush administration through artifacts and historical records. The library and Institute aim at preparing and developing young people to leadership positions by addressing the current challenging problems.
The Perot Museum of Natural Science
This particular museum is designed to help children appreciate and understand the beauty of math, science, and technology. The museum uses both education and hands on experience to achieve this task. The main museum has 11 exhibit halls that promote innovation, energy and technology themes. By supporting this venture, James believes that the only way to realize technological advancements is by introducing them to young and school going children. Once they develop the interest in the area, studying the subject becomes a lot easier.
Capital for Kids
Capital for the children is a network of investment and management professionals who volunteer to help the children in need. Through the program, James Dondero and his partners have been able to provide high-quality education to some low-income families in Dallas TX.