James Dondero, President of Highland Capital Management,has teamed up with civi leader Linda Owen to expand the firms charitable giving. Linda Owen, who is the former president of the The Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation, will lend her considerable skills to he project as the firms charitible giving manager.
The Dallas Foundation, is the new charatible giving arm of Highland Capital Management. It is an effect to expand the amount of charitble giving the firm engages in. Linda Owen will use her expertise to create and organize creative, profitable fundraisers, and James Dondero will use his experience as a manager and his financial expertise to manag the rest of the Dallas Foudations operations.
Highland already contributes $3 million dollars to charitable organizations with the funds it raises throug the Dallas Foundation. With the help of Linda Owen’s skills and connections, Dondero believes they can give even more money back to the community. Many of these causes are related to veterans organizations as well as healthcare, education, and health care in the Dallas community.
Linda Owen has a long history of working on projects that help to improve the Dallas community. As president of the Woodall Rodgers Park foundation, she was instrumental in the development of Kyde Warren Park in Dallas among other projects. Prior to working for the Woodall foundation, she was a real estate developer and CEO of The Real Estate Council. She also worked as part of a number of charitable foundations and organizations as part of her career.
James Dondero is the president and co-founder of Highland Capital Management, along with his partner Mark Okada. In addition to his duties at Highland he is on the board of other companies including MGM Studios, American Banknote Corporation, CCS Medical, NexBank, NextPoint Residential trust, and others among a range of diverse companies. He is an expert in investing in credit and equity markets, with over 30 years in the field.
James Dondero’s experience is what makes him a qualified capable president of such a high quality financial and investment management firm. He helped pioneer the use of Colatorilized Loan Obligation and is graduate of the University of Virgina.