Highland Capital Management in Dallas is taking Mayor Mike Rawlings seriously when he asked the city to come together and help solve life threatening issues in the city. In response, the company led by James Dondero, is offering to help The Family Place by matching fifty percent of what they raise between October seventh and April fourth up to one million dollars. This helps The Family Place raise the final two point eight million dollars they need to build a new facility.
The Family Place helps women and children coming out of an abusive situation by giving them a place to live, helping them find a more permanent living situation. They also help batterers learn how to change abusive behavior. Learn more about James Dandero: http://dallaslinks.com/highland-capital-powerhouse-president-james-dondero/
The new shelter will provide thirteen shelter bedrooms, a medical facility, spaces for counseling, a room for on the job training, and a shelter for animals that accompany their owners out of an abusive situation. The facilities will also house the BeProject, which teaches teens about bullying and teen dating violence.
James Dondero was impressed with what he saw, noting that they had already made a large impact on their goal in a short amount of time. His company, he says, “is proud to come alongside many of the most generous and thoughtful in the community” (PRNewswire).
He is well-known in the Dallas Community because of his company, as well as being the Chairman of NexBank, Cornerstone Healthcare, and CCS Medical. He serves as a board member on several other organizations throughout the United States.
Mr. Dondero has bachelor’s degrees in both Accounting and Finance from the University of Virginia. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He supports multiple organizations in Dallas as well including the Perot Museum of Natural Science and the George W. Bush Presidential Library.