James Dondero, Founder of Highland Capital Management, Dallas, TX

As the Co-Founder and President of the Highland Capital Management firm, which was founded in 1993 and by dollar count is, in the United States, the biggest manager of collateralized loan obligations, James Dondero possesses more than 30 years of expertise in fields of equity and credit markets. Mr. Dondero, who is located in Dallas, Texas, also holds the reputable positions of Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board for the Highland Capital Management Company.

Mr. Dondero graduated from the University of Virginia with a BS in Commerce, which included finance and accounting. He also graduated with dual majors from the McIntire School of Commerce – Accounting and Finance. Mr. Dondero is a certified CPA (Certified Public Accountant) CMA (Certified Management Accountant, and CFA, (Chartered Financial Analyst. He has earned the ability to utilize the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Read more at Huffington Post about James Dondero.

In 1984, Mr. Dondero joined the training program of Morgan Guaranty, thus starting his long career as an analyst. Mr. Dondero has, as of yet, founded three companies, but before that step in his career he completed the financial training program at JP Morgan. After that he had gone on to work from the year of 1985 to 1989 for the American Express company; his job was as a Corporate Bond Analysis and then Portfolio Manager, managing one billion dollars in fixed income funds.

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Between 1989 and 1993, James Dondero held the position of Chief Investment Officer for a subsidiary of Protective Life’s GIC, and he helped with expanding the business from concept to more than two billion dollars.

Mr. Dondero is currently the Chairman of Cornerstone Healthcare, the President and Co-Founder of CCS Medical, and serves on the board member of MGM Studios as well as the board of American Banknote. Follow James on Linkedin.

Jason Hope’s Milestone Additions to the Anti-Ageing Research

Modern medicine has not covered much ground in the context of age-related illnesses: it is reactive rather than proactive. Diseases like Alzheimer’s, heart and lung disease, diabetes and cancer, have all been approached from a curative point by popular schools of thought. Jason Hope a futurist entrepreneur, has come out to challenge this perspective, seeking to prevent such diseases rather than cure them. In so doing, diseases that limit life by fast-tracking aging can be dealt with, leading to longer and more productive lives. This is the vision that Jason Hope holds.

In making contributions to anti-aging research, Hope has contributed to the ongoing Strategies for the Engineered Negligible Senescence research effort. In 2010, Hope contributed $500,000 to the foundation. This money has gone into building and equipping the foundation’s Cambridge laboratory as well as kick-starting a program focused on the disintegration of advanced glycation end products. SENS Foundation is also focusing its resources on advancing regenerative therapies in Parkinson’s and Cancer, studying cellular damage as the primary cause of diseases associated with ageing and researching on rejuvenation biotech. By so doing, the research will assume a new approach to anti-aging. As opposed to acting in a responsive capacity, the goal is to bolster the immunity of the whole human body since diseases such as Alzheimer’s affect all functions. This has largely been assisted by Jason Hope’s financial contribution to the research. Hope is also a vocal contributor to the anti-aging discourse. He hopes to be a source of inspiration for potential contributors to the research.

Jason Hope is a futurist, entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist. Born in Tempe, Arizona, Hope attended Arizona State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance. He also has an MBA from W.P Carrey School of Business. He became an internationally successful entrepreneur within a short time of completing his education, making him a mentoring favorite for both students and entrepreneurs. He is an expert on business questions.

Hope stays in Scottsdale, Arizona, from where he oversees multiple investments and business projects. He has dedicated quite a lot of time to philanthropic causes. He has also taken an interest in technological innovation, specifically scientific research that is unorthodox but innovative, essentially challenging the modern school of thought. This is demonstrated in his support for organizations making a mark in disease prevention, control and cure. Hope is a firm supporter of local educational programs as well. He has worked closely with organizations such as The Tony Hawk Foundation, True Colors Fund, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Desert Mountain States Chapter and The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation among others.

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Mighty Fortress Church – Closer to God’s Word

The Mighty Fortress Church, set in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This quaint parish draws people from all over Minneapolis, including visitors near and far. Through the sermons broadcast by the Bishop Thomas Williams, the Might Fortress Church has been able to reach large audiences worldwide.

For more than thirty years, Bishop Thomas Williams has been a highly respected minister of the word of God. He sincerely believes in the writings and wisdom found in God’s word read in the scriptures and passages of the bible and other written documentation. Follow Mighty Fortress Church on Linkedin.

The congregation of the Mighty Fortress Church is composed of children who come every Sunday to hear the word of God, young adults making a strong connection with their belief, and adults, parents and the elderly who have worshiped in this house of God for years. There are many other churches in Minnesota; many are referred to as “The Most Beautiful Churches In Minnesota.”

A couple of churches in this state have been selected that represent the many beautifully constructed houses of worship:

Grasshopper Chapel, Cold Spring, MinnesotaEpiscopal Church of Our Savior, Little Falls, MinnesotaChurch of the Holy Communion, St. Peter, Minnesota

Grasshopper Chapel, Cold Spring, Minnesota — Grasshopper Chapel may sound like a strange name for a little chapel, but it named after a horrific grasshopper blight that swept through the Cold Spring area. It was in the summer of 1873 when the insects consumed the town of Cold Springs. Arriving one night, devouring the entire town of every tree, limb, wooden handle, plant life, and even clothing they could find. It is said that the sun did not appear for more than 24 hours while the sky and space were covered with a black blanket of grasshoppers. When they finished feeding on the town, they disappeared just as they had appeared. The town giving their thanks to God built this little chapel calling it Grasshopper Chapel in Cold Springs, Minnesota. Follow Mighty Fortress Church on facebook.com.


  • Episcopal Church of Our Savior, Little Falls, Minnesota — This little church was built in 1903, designed very much in the Tudor and Gothic styles. This quaint church is typical of the architecture found in Minnesota constructed in the early 1900s.
  • Church of the Holy Communion, St. Peter, Minnesota — Another quaint chapel with a historical background. This A-framed Gothic style church built of Kasota limestone in 1869 still offers Holy Communion to members and visitors of the parish.

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