Jim Dondero: The Steadfast Philanthropist

Jim Dondero is the president of the global charitable organization, Highland Capital Management. Mr. Dondero, who is a philanthropist and a co-founder of the organization, practices charitable giving from a proactive management perspective. Although the focus of the firm is the whole world, he does not neglect the needs of his local people when giving.

Highland Capital Management is a Dallas based investment adviser and a supporting organization of The Dallas Foundation. Mary Jalonick helped to manage the philanthropic budget of Highland Capital and consequently became a business partner. Jalonick and her team of experts helped Dandori develop a bold and efficient framework to manage their philanthropic budget by evaluating their strategies. The budget had grown to over $3million. Apart from its track record, Dondero says the main reason why he chose to partner with The Dallas Foundation was that it has deep roots in the North Texas community.

James Dondero is an astute businessperson and as such, his acumen enables him to run multi-year grants for his work in philanthropy. Through the subsidies, many nonprofit organizations enjoy a stable source of income to run their programs. His business skills enable him to manage well the various grant programs.

Matters to do with veteran healthcare and education have always been at the center of Jim’s heart. His relationship with the Dallas Foundation has enabled him to follow this passion by working with even more organizations that support this cause including The Perot Museum, The Dallas Zoo, and The Bush Presidential Library.

To extend his reach to Northern Texas, Mr. Dondero in close collaboration with The Dallas Foundation has recruited an extra member to the company. Mr. Dondero believes that Linda Owen, who is the former CEO of Woodall Rogers Park Foundation, will provide relationships, experience and guidance they need to help the Northern Texas community.

Source: http://www.dallasfoundation.org/ForDonors/DonorStories/JamesDondero/tabid/449/Default.aspx

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