Highland Capital Management president James Dondero alongside Linda Owen will now provide the firm’s philanthropic efforts strategic direction. James Dondero, Highland’s co-founder just teamed up with Owen. She formerly worked as the president of the Wood Rodgers Park Foundation. Recently, Highland’s charitable giving has grown. Owen will be responsible for the asset management firm’s charitable giving. She will work with The Dallas Foundation.
Dondero noted that the firm has expanded its philanthropic efforts. Due to the growth, the firm recognized a need for a devoted specialist. Linda Owen offers that with her track record in the Dallas area. She shares Highland’s vision. In addition, she has successfully built public-private partnerships before.
Through The Dallas Foundation, Highland gives over $3 million. It focuses on supporting several causes including education, the Dallas community, health care, and veteran’s causes. Some of the local organizations that have benefited from the firm’s donations include, American Heart Association, Uplift Education, and Snowball Express. James Dondero offers guidance via leadership positions and board service to the organizations that Highland supports. He does that alongside other executives from the firm.
Owen’s career began as a real estate associate at the Wald, Harkrader & Ross law firm. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree in economics. Owen also has a JD from the University of Texas School Of Law. She has been involved with several philanthropic organizations in a profession. That includes The Family Place, Crystal Charity Ball, as well as the Circuit Trail Conservancy.
About James Dondero
James Dondero serves as the president of Highland Capital Management. He is a veteran in the credit as well as the equity markets with over 30 years experience. James Dondero is also the co-founder of Highland Capital Management, a company he created in 1993.
Currently, James Dondero manages the firm’s investment strategies. He is also responsible for the Highland’s operations. James Dondero has received many accolades as well as awards dor his fund management. The awards include ranking number one in 2014 by Morningstar in Healthcare Long/Short Equity Fund. He is a certified CFA and CMA.
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