James Dondero announced that his firm had awarded a challenge grant worth $1 million to assist The Family Place in raising the remaining $ 2.8 million required for the Legacy Campaign.
Family Place is a corporation supports victims of family violence in Dallas. James made this announcement at the Hilton Anatole located in Dallas during the 21st Trailblazer Awards conducted annually.
Mr. Dondero is President and a Co-Founder of Highland Capital Management. James has more than 30 years’ experience in credit and equity markets. Since the inception of Highland Capital in 1993, the company has lead in the development of collateralized loan obligation market and in creating credit-oriented solutions for retail and institutional investors.
According to NexBank, James Dandero attained the highest honors from the University of Virginia. Being a Certified Management Accountant Dondero is also allowed to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation anytime. He is also very active philanthropically, helping initiatives in education, public policy, and veteran’s affairs.
James Dondero said that this grant was meant to answer a call to action made by Mike Rawlings, the Dallas Mayor, and David Brown, the Police Chief in Dallas, for the public to assist in solving this life-threatening problem in Dallas.
During his speech, James said that Highland Capital Management was fascinated by the philanthropic support offered by The Family Place and the way they have handled the concept from the beginning to the final campaign stage in one year. James was proud to make such an investment alongside other thoughtful and generous people and organizations in Dallas.
This campaign will support the construction and the running of a new counseling center at Central Dallas for family violence victims. The center is to be named in Ann Moody’s honor. Ann Moody Place is designed by Corgan, a leading architecture firm, and will include thirteen shelter bedrooms, a call center, a dental and medical clinic, group and private counseling rooms, and spaces for job-training.
The building will be serving over 2000 victims annually. The facility will also offer animal shelter to the families who might come with pets. A child development center will be provided on site as well.