James Dondero is no stranger to charitable giving. With his firm Highland Capital, which he cofounded and is now the president of, he gives $3 million to charitable organizations every year. These organizations include the American Heart Association, Uplift Education, and the George W. Bush Presidential Library. The firm, and Dondero, are based in Dallas.
However, Dondero recognized the need for a dedicated professional to assist with the ever expanding philanthropic efforts of the firm. That’s why he chose Linda Owen as the perfect woman for the role. Owen has a lot of previous experience with philanthropy. She began her career as a real estate lawyer for the firm Wald, Harkrader and Ross. She holds a JD from the University of Texas school of Law.
She was the CEO and president of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation. There, she supervised the building of Klyde Warren Park in Dallas, Texas. She has also been the president of the Real Estate Council (TREC).
Highland Capital is registered with the SEC. It is an alternative investment adviser. It has around $17 billion under management. It was founded in 1993. Highland helps people with their alternative credit finances. They specialize in credit strategies such as hedge funds. They even deal with long only strategies and CLOs. They also help with emerging markets, pension plans, corporations, endowments, foundations, financial institutions, rich individuals, and more.
The Dallas Foundation was founded in 1929. Its goal is to improve the life of people in Texas. They bring donors together with nonprofits. There are more than 300 funds in the foundation.
James Dondero is the president and CEO of Highland Capital Management, L.P. He has 30 years of experience working in the finance industry. He has successful clients from all around the world, as well as locations in Brazil, Singapore, and South Korea. He oversees more than $17 billion in assets and maintains an active daily role in his firm’s investment strategies. He graduated from the University of Virginia, earning a BA and focusing on finance and economics.