It is not uncommon for wealthy founders and CEO’s to make charitable contributions. However, it is rare that a business incorporates charity within the foundation of its structure as a successful brand. President & Co-founder of Highland Capital Management, L.P., James Dondero, is that anomaly. Highland Capital is one of the largest managers of collateralized loan obligations in the United States. Originally founded in Los Angeles, California, Dondero and his partner Mark Okada relocated their firm to Dallas, Texas. Ever since the CEO has made a valiant effort in contributing to charities and local communities.
Highland Captial has supported a variety of organizations. Some of which include the Dallas Zoo, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Education is freedom and even smaller local charities as well. In fact, Dondero has publicly commented on his intentions with charity. “At Highland Capital Management, we invest in the community by supporting organizations that are advancing the Dallas area in unique, influential ways,” the CEO stated during a press conference. Dondero has called Dallas home since 1994 and he intends to make a difference.