What is Highland Capital Management L.P.? Highland Capital Management is an asset management firm based out of Dallas, Texas, with active offices in New York, Sao Paolo, Singapore, and Seoul. The firm has been putting forth a lot of effort to expand its philanthropic activities. The firm is a huge supporter of The Dallas Foundation, donating around $3.5 million to non profit charities in partnership with the foundation. Th firms commitment to charitable giving is all thanks to their philanthropist CEO and President, James Dondero, who founded the company in 1993.
Dondero has decided to join forces with Dallas civic leader and former president of The Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation, Linda Owens to improve upon Highland’s charity efforts. Dondero hopes that Highland can inspire people with their commitment to contributing to charitable organizations. Dondero’s company has contributed funds all over the Dallas area. Highland does mare than just contribute funds though. They also help non profits in the planning stages of events and drives.
Dondero graduated Beta Gamma Sigma from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce with concentrations in Accounting and Finance in 1984. Dondero started his career with Morgan Guaranty training program, as an analyst in 1984. Before founding Highland Capital Management, Dondero served as a Chief Investment Officer of the GIC subsidiary of Protective Life.
These core values made Owens a more than willing to join forces with James Dondero. Owen has served as President and CEO of Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation as well as being the former and President and CEO of The Real Estate Council. Owen is a well respected civic leader in the Dallas community, having her hand in many philanthropic organizations. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in economics and later attended the University of Texas School of Law where she received her JD.