James Dondero Brings Linda Owen Into the Charitable Giving Efforts of Highland Capital
Highland Capital Management, L.P. has been helping the community ever since it was founded in 1993 by James Dondero. Since then, the firm has made positive impacts in various aspects of life for Dallas and Texas residents at large. They assist the charitable organizations in the community with over $3 million on an annual basis. The organizations they help include the George W. Bush Presidential Library, the American Heart Association, and more. But it isn’t just money that James Dondero and his fellow Highland executives donate. They also provide leadership and guidance by sitting on various boards and fulfilling mentor relationships.
One of the organizations that help the firm distribute their philanthropic efforts is the Dallas Foundation. Since its inception in 1929, the foundation has been bringing charitable givers together with groups and individuals in need of help. They now boast over 300 different funds in their foundation. The various community causes they help with range from health services, to animal care, to education.
Even with the help of the Dallas Foundation, James Dondero realized that a dedicated person would need to help the firm oversee and strategize the best way to give back for the biggest impact, especially since the firm is always expanding its philanthropic efforts. That’s why he chose the well-qualified Linda Owen to do the job. She started her career in real estate law, earning a JD from the University of Texas and serving as the head of TREC (The Real Estate Council) before building a career in philanthropy.
About Highland Capital:
Highland is an SEC-registered investment adviser. They provide a number of financial services in the credit arena. Their clients are international and domestic, and they manage over $17 billion for endowments, pension plans, foundations, governments, celebrities, and more. They hold offices in Sao Paulo, Seoul, New York, Singapore, and Dallas.
About James Dondero:
James Dondero cofounded the company and is now President. With over three decades of hard earned experience in the financial markets, he is well qualified to guide his company to more success. He maintains a daily role in the investment strategy of his firm and is excited for the growth in terms of finances but also community giving that they can accomplish going forward.