James Dondero has always derived utility from doing nice things from others. As time has gone by, particularly as his business career has developed, Jim has learned just how much he loves being an active philanthropist.
In order to maintain his success in the world of business, James Dondero spends lots of time tending to Highland Capital Management’s needs. The fact that Jim is a family man and active parent to his two children eats up even more of his already-scarce free time. Find Additional Information Here.
This leaves him little time to scratch his philanthropic itch. Despite his super-tight schedule, Dondero manages to act as a philanthropist. Seeing that time is such a genuine concern for the businessman, he generally only allots his time to non-profits, fundraising campaigns, and other good causes in the Dallas-Fort Worth area – where he lives and works – cutting out the potential for travel time to further eat up his limited schedule.
Jim Dondero is clearly a leader in the Dallas-Fort Worth area’s philanthropic circle, helping keep non-profits like the Dallas Zoo, the Dallas Symphony, and Southern Methodist University’s Bush Center in good working shape.
Dondero often joins hands with Highland Capital Management to help non-profit organizations out. Take, for example when Highland handed out an endowment to the tune of $10 million to the Bush Center, a policy research center and museum at Southern Methodist University’s main campus. Jim chooses to keep the dollar amounts of his donations to good causes to himself, though the same can’t always be said for Highland; recipients of endowments like Southern Methodist University’s Bush Center benefit from being able to publicly share such reports, even more so when they can point out the donor by name. See Related Link to learn more.
He also established Highland Capital Management and formed the Highland Capital Foundation, which provides social and financial support to needy people in and around the Dallas-Fort Worth area.