James Dondero started his career by graduating from college with two Bachelor of Science degrees. From college, he started working with JPMorgan Chase & Co which he completed a financial training program. James Dondero then went on to work for American Express and managed a large fund while there.
James later became the Chief Investment Office at Protective Life’s GIC Subsidiary. He transformed the company into a $2 billion business. Currently, James is the Co-Founder and President of Highland Capital Management which is in Dallas, Texas. Visit Patch.com to know more about James.
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Highland Capital Management is considered one of the largest investment company across the globe. They specialize in several different accounts such as equity and hedge funds. James also is very much involved in various charitable organizations in the Dallas community, as well as using his company to help improve North Texas and assisting those in need in the Dallas community.
James Dondero donated $1 million to the Dallas Zoo to help rebuild the hippopotamus habitat after it closed in 2001 due to a hippopotamus death. Other locals have joined James and together donated a total of $14 million to the Dallas Zoo. Now visitors can view the hippopotamus within an area that is named after James Dondero’s investment firm. Visit highlandfunds.com to know more about James Dondero.
James and his company also donated money to the Perot Museum of Natural Science, he assists with Uplift Education, the Snowball Express and now a partner with Mary Jalonich, who is the President and CEO of the Dallas Foundation. Together they have formed Highland Dallas Foundation Inc which helps James select charities. Their Foundation helps with veterans, educational needs, and health care concerns in the North Texas area.
James Dondero also offers grants to support various organizations in North Texas. James offered a $1 million challenge grant to The Family Place which is a shelter for men who have experience domestic violence. James also raised additional funds to help residents at The Family place, and he is indeed a Philanthropist at his best.