Dallas’s Philanthropy Hero, James Dondero has just been appointed to the Bush Center’s Executive Advisory Council by its CEO Kenneth Hersh. James is superhuman as he is the chairman of several companies including, NexBank, Cornerstone Healthcare and CCS Medical and he is also on the board of directors of American Banknote and MGM Studios. On top of all this he is the CEO and Co-founder of Highland Capital Management, which is one of the largest credit managers in the world.
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James has been a philanthropist since he graduated college and always aims to help others. He runs Highland Capital Management with the same philosophy. Highland’s charitable contributions and profound interest in helping the local communities has led to the development of an entire division dedicated to charitable causes. Highland Dallas Foundation is the company’s non-profit charitable arm developed by James Dondero. Read this article at barrons.com.
Highland Capital Management is involved with dozens of charities, non-profit organizations and local Dallas Businesses. Recently, Highland Capital Management has been an active contributor to the Bush Center and its social and philanthropic efforts. In January of this year, Highland Capital donated $10 million to the Bush Center’s Engage at the Bush Center program. James and Highland have already donated more than $5 million to the foundation since its inception in 2012.
James Dondero’s philanthropic activity started very early. He and Mark Okada created Highland Capital Management in 1993 with the aim to accumulate wealth not for themselves, but to help others. Their dream became a reality as Highland now manages over $16 billion in assets, provides millions of dollars in contributions every year and directly and indirectly creates thousands of jobs. This has led to James’s nickname Dallas’s Philanthropy Hero.
James is a Certified Managerial Accountant (CMA) and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He began his career in finance over 30 years ago upon earning his degree from the University of Virginia with dual majors in accounting and finance. James has worked at large corporations including JP Morgan, American Express and created Protective Life’s GIC subsidiary, which now manages over $2 billion in assets. Read more about James at Crunchbase.