Highland Capital Management Gives Back to the Dallas Area

Highland Capital Management has an impressive range of experience in global alternative credit markets and they’ve successfully invested for their clients for over two decades. They utilize several strategies that can enhance returns such as credit hedge funds, distressed and special-situation private equity opportunities, and collateralized loan obligations (CLOs). They have a variety of clients that take advantage of their market expertise and these include public pension plans, corporations, and financial institutions to name several.
James Dondero is one of the co-founders of Highland Capital and he’s also an industry innovator as he helped develop an entire product category, collateralized loan obligations. His extensive experience and success in high-yield and distressed investing have helped Highland Capital grow and become an industry standard for their unique investment approaches. With great success comes great responsibility and Dondero has another inspiring approach in how to give back.
The charitable giving program at Highland Capital grows every year under the leadership of James Dondero and he’s committed to investing heavily in the local Dallas area and in North Texas. He sets a good example of supporting one’s local communities and the endeavors of Highland Capital have increased over the years until they are currently giving $3 million per year.
Highland Capital Management has also taken another bold step to help their philanthropy have the greatest effect in their area. They have developed a strategic partnership with the Dallas Foundation to ensure that management of their significant resources committed is put to the best use. The Dallas Foundation has a strong track record in the North Texas area and has achieved significant results with nonprofits. Mary Jalonick is their President and CEO who leads a team of philanthropic and donor service experts.
James Dondero and Highland Capital have supported programs for veterans, education, and healthcare in the Dallas area. Several organizations that have benefited from their philanthropy include The Dallas Zoo and The George W. Bush Presidential Library to name a couple. The Family Place is one of their latest endeavors and with Highland’s help they recently finished raising capital for a new shelter facility near key medical resources.