AS the president and co-founder of Highland Capital Management, Jim Dondero has mastered the fine art of investing in charitable giving. having a philanthropic goal for his business, Dondero has taken his Dallas business model to the height of financial success.
All of this began in the heart of Jim Dondero, who wanted to create a place for philanthropic work to flourish. He decided that Dallas, Texas was the perfect location. He worked for years on this project, this year he brought another person with that spirit of non-profit fund raising into the company. Linda Owen joined contributing her extensive years of fundraising in the North Texas area. Her work is renowned in the area.
He then hired Mary Jalonick to serve as his partner to build the organization even larger than it was then. The goal of effective donations to make North Texas a better place for everyone has become the call of the business, bringing it into the status of foundation. This growth is due in part to the group effort to gain better investments to raise better capital for use in grants to those in need in the Dallas area.
The partnerships of these people together with the local investors has led the foundation to begin the future of even grater expansion. It is truly a delight to see such innovation in the future. Non-profits have their place in the financial sector of any location. This area is certainly not immune to the need to raise money. So much can happen when everyone gives.
What the future does actually hold for Jim is hard to say, but one can only imagine that it is going to be great. The community can benefit from the experience of the group when it comes to grants and assistance to those people whom the foundation serves.