Many charity organizations look for stable partnership with philanthropic organizations, and individuals. Dallas foundation is an organization with extensive experience in donor management around Texas. In an article published on its website, it highlights one of its partnerships with Highland capital management. HCM is an investment advisory firm under the capable hands of James Dondero, who is the president and co-founder of the firm. The article quotes Dondero saying that his firm had been looking out for a reliable partner to help in managing their philanthropic budget. According to Dondero, their annual philanthropic budget had grown to an excess of $3 million.
HCM then contacted the Dallas foundation through the foundation‘s president and CEO, Mary Japonica. The article states that the two presidents had discussed ways in which they could have an effective partnership, which would improve the lives of Texas community. They came up with a strategy to form Highland Dallas foundation Inc, whose main role is to support Dallas foundation.
James is well known for his efforts in improving the lives of veterans and his participations in healthcare and education initiatives around Dallas community. His current resident is in Dallas, Texas. The collaboration with the Dallas foundation has helped him expand his involvement in philanthropic activities to include the Perot museum, the bush presidential library, and the Dallas zoo. He has over 30 years experience in the credit market management. Dondero worked as a chief investment officer at GIC, a subsidiary of protective life. He helped the business grow from the ground until it reached a market worth of 2 billion within five years. His success at protective life may be attributed to his experience at American Express, where he managed fixed income funds of approximately one billion US dollars.
Dondero graduated from the University of Virginia with majors in Finance and Accounting. He is a certified management accountant and is allowed by the law to act as a chartered financial analyst. Currently, he is on the board of directors at American Banknote and MGM studios. He also serves as the board chairman for CCS medical corporation, Cornerstone healthcare, and Nexbank. This a recap of an article published on http://www.dallasfoundation.org/ForDonors/DonorStories/JamesDondero/tabid/449/Default.aspx