James Dondero is the Co-Founder and President of Highland Capital Management. Despite the busy schedule that those two prestigious titles imply, Dondero has a long history of supporting many worthwhile charities and nonprofits in the Dallas, Texas area. One of the charities he is very passionate about is the Education is Freedom charity which aims to provide scholarships for at risk children who wish to better themselves by attending some form of higher education. Dondero is a strong believer that education can open countless doors for those who in the past have felt like there was no way to escape their current circumstances. A second of the many charities Mr. Dondero gives generously to is the Perot Museum of Natural Science. The natural science museum seeks to educate and inspire a future generation to be inquisitive and study the world around them. Full of exhibits that allow students to get hands-on experience with a variety of scientific topics enriches the community by giving the children a firm grasp on the topics they will need to succeed in their own education. Other charities that he donates to include The Dallas Zoo, Snowball Express and Uplift Education just to name a few. James Dondero received a Bachelors of Science Degree in both Accounting and Finance in 1984 from the University of Virginia where began to learn the building blocks of financial markets. After working for a variety of financial institutions, including American Express, he came to lead Highland Capital. Under the careful watch of Dondero, Highland Capital Management manages nearly $15 billion in assets for their clients. Highland Capital also works most effectively as an asset manager in the healthcare sector, an area that Dondero has become an expert in. Highland Capital Management appears to be in good hands under the leadership and mentoring of Mr. Dondero.