James Dondero, Highland Capital Management’s President and Co-founder, broke the news that the company awarded a challenge grant of $1 to assist The Family Place, a Dallas based organization committed to assisting victims of family violence. With only $2.8 million remaining for The Family Place to meet a targeted $16.5 campaign fundraising goal, the Highland’s grant comes as a big boost.
Dondero when making the announcement at The Family Place’s 21st Annual Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon noted the contributions of Dallas Police Chief, David Brown, and Dallas Mayor, Mike Rawlings, for calling on the community to help out in solving such life-threatening issue in the city of Dallas. Responses have been encouraging. After the Highland’s grant of $1, The Family Place announced receiving additional donation of $200,000, which will attract a further $100,000 into the campaign purse by reason of the Highland’s grant.
James Dondero could not hide his love for the campaign. He scored The Family Place high for putting it together and investing quality time, energy and resource into actualizing it. He had nothing but good words for the civic community in Dallas having responded generously from the inception of the campaign.
One of the projects to be executed by The Family Place Legacy Campaign is the construction and eventual operation of an up-to-the-minute Central Dallas Counseling Center named in memory of Ann Moody. The centre is exclusively meant to care for family violence victims with 13 emergency shelter bedrooms, a centralized hotline/call center, a dental and medical clinic, group counseling rooms for adults and children, and spaces for job-training among many other facilities.
The whole essence of The Family Place Legacy Campaign is to lend a helping hand to as many as possible. Highland Capital Management and others who have supported the campaign have shown to all and sundry that they truly care.
HIGHLAND CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
Highland Capital Management is the brainwork of two dynamic individuals, Jim Dondero and Mark Okada, as far back as 1993. Aside being a SEC-registered investment adviser, it has maintained a top ten position among alternative credit managers for decades with approximately $16 billion worth of asset under management. The company has a portfolio of diversified clients which includes foundations, public pension plans, endowments, financial institutions, corporations, governments, high net-worth individuals and fund of funds.
Highland never loses sight of the underprivileged and deprived. The company’s philanthropic arm, Highland Dallas Foundation, supports many humanitarian organizations including The Dallas Foundations. Highland has offices in Sao Paolo, New York, Seoul and Singapore in additional to the headquarters in Dallas, Texas.