Highland Capital Management to Expand its Charitable Giving by Teaming Up with Linda Owen

Highland Capital Management co-founder James Dondero continues to expand his philanthropic pursuits by teaming up with Linda Owens, the president of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation. James Dondero wants to expand the base of his charitable giving program. The Dallas Foundation administers Highland’s charitable fund and Owen will serve as the manager.

Dondero and his Highland Capital Management firm support many causes throughout the Dallas area, including veteran’s causes and affordable health care. Some of the beneficiaries of the fund also include The Perot Museum of Nature, The George W. Bush Presidential Library, the American Heart Association and the Center for Brain Health. Dondero and his team also provide leadership roles and board service among the beneficiaries.

Mr. Dondero brings over 30 years of experience in the credit and equity markets to the Dallas area. He helped found Highland Capital Management in 1993 and helped establish a collateralized loan obligation market and credit solutions for investors both large and small.

Mr. Dondero also serves as the chairman of Cornerstone Health Care, CCS Medical and Nexbank. He also serves on the board of MGM studios and American Banknote. Mr. Dondero and Highland Capital Management offer award-winning products and services including institutional investor accounts, mutual funds, private equity funds, real estate investment trusts and exchange-traded funds.

Mr. Dondero is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the Mcintire School of Commerce. Mr. Dondero has the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a Certified Management Accountant. He holds a dual major in accounting and finance from the Mcintire School of Commerce.

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