A quick visit to James Dondero’s website lists a plethora of charities that he gives generously to. A local businessman, Mr. Dondero not only excels in his field as the Co-Founder and President of Highland Capital Management, but he also impacts the local community with his charitable works. With over 30 years of experience in the credit and equity markets, James Dondero is a respected individual in the Dallas and wider Texas community. Visit his website at jamesdondero.com.
Getting his start over 30 years ago with J.P. Morgan as an analyst, Dondero has shown ambition and a drive for success throughout his many years in this field. When he started with J.P. Morgan, it must have been hard to imagine that he would be co-founding Highland Capital Management, a company which currently advises and manages $20 billion. Dondero’s resume prior to co-founding Highland Capital Management is impressive. Joining American Express in 1985 as a Corporate Bond Analysis, in under four years James Dondero was managing approximately $1 billion in fixed income funds. From there, he moved on to the position of Chief Investment Office of Protective Life’s GIV subsidiary. Again, he brought the touch of success and the company grew under his leadership.
— Highland Capital (@HighlandCapMgmt) December 7, 2017
One may wonder how Dondero has time for all the responsibilities he currently has in addition to the outside charitable works that he oversees. Not only is he the President of Highland Capital Management, he is also Chairman of the Board of NexBank, NexPoint, Cornerstone Healthcare, and CCS Medical. In addition to this, he also serves on the board of MGM. With these current roles, this is only scratching the surface of the various organizations Dondero is involved in.
Contributing to so many, James Dondero has left his impression on Dallas and the wider Texas community. His generosity to so many organizations has created an indelible impact on many lives, including those of Gold Star children who have lost a parent by contributing to the Snowball Express and other children through the Education is Freedom and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)non-profits. By contributing to charities such as these, Dondero’s impact is felt far beyond the local community and children across the nation have benefited from his generosity. Dondero shares the benefits of his success and drive with others, and it is this that marks him as a great man of the community. Read more about James Dondero on Bloomberg.com.