When you think of the people that make your neighborhood great, several individuals might come to mind; Did you ever think that a successful millionaire would be one of them? Typically you might consider a wealthy businessperson to be stuck up or greedy, however, you might visualize them, there are many philanthropists out there that make a huge difference in their communities, and James Dondero does just that for Northern Texas, and specifically Dallas. Visit his website at jamesdondero.com. James has always held Dallas close in his heart and does whatever he can to make a difference, but it wasn’t until after he grew to be a success in the world of finance, and it wouldn’t be until after he received his Bachelor of Science Degrees for Accounting and Finance until that journey would begin. James Dondero landed his first position in the financial industry at JP Morgan Chase & Company in 1984 after graduating from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce. James found quick success through his financial training program with JP Morgan Chase & Company that he soon found himself at his dream job at American Express managing one billion dollars in fixed income funds. Read more about James Dondero on Bloomberg.com.
After several successful years in the finance industry, James Dondero created the investment firm Highland Capital Management, a firm which focuses primarily on private equity accounts, credit hedge funds, and a variety of other credit accounts. James also makes it a point to put aside three million dollars a year in the budget for philanthropic ventures.
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Not long after making a name for himself at the top of the list of most prominent alternative credit managers in the world, James Dondero began a business partnership with Mary Jalonick, the President, and CEO of The Dallas Foundation. Mary and James brought their two organizations together to conceive the Highland Dallas Foundation. The foundation dedicates themselves to assisting organizations that have plans to brighten the future of Dallas Texas positively. Some of the ways the Highland Dallas Foundation gives back is through donations to the Perot Museum of Natural Science, The George W. Bush Presidential Library, and Insitute, and by showing their support for Uplift Education and The Snowball Express among several others.