In January 2018, Kenneth Hersh, the President and CEO of the George W. Bush Presidential Center appointed James Dondero to the foundation’s Executive Advisory Council. James Dondero and his financial services company, Highland Capital Management have been avid supporters of the Bush Center since its inception in 2012. Donating more than $5 million since then Highland Capital has just announced an additional $10 million endowment to the Bush Center for its “Engage at the Bush Center” events. The events include discussions, debates and interactions that broaden people’s minds, which leads to acceptance and appreciation of diversity and change. Read more about James at Crunchbase.
— Highland Capital (@HighlandCapMgmt) October 5, 2017
James Dondero has always been a philanthropist and supporter of cultural and educational institutions. He co-founded Highland Capital Management with Mark Okada in 1993. As President, James runs Highland with his ideals of giving back to the community. He believes there’s no point in doing business and accumulating wealth if you don’t give back.
James Dondero earned his bachelors degree in accounting and finance from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce in 1984. After completing his degree he joined American Express in 1985. Later, he gained valuable knowledge and experience with JP Morgan and Protective Life. He turned Protective Life’s start-up GIV into a $2 billion subsidiary and now he manages over $16 billion in assets through Highland Capital. His career is immaculate and his ideals incorruptible. He focuses his ideals into Highland Capital to make sure it gives back to the community in which it operates. Whether it is in Sao Paulo, Singapore or Dallas Highland Capital gives back to the society through donations, endowments and educational institutions. In Dallas, his contributions to Universities and educational programs have made it easier for everyone to get an education.
In 2015, James’s principles and work ethic made Highland Capital one of the best places to work according to the Dallas Business Journal. He has contributed to the local Dallas community through millions of dollars in educational donations and developing the local community. Today, James Dondero is known as Dallas’s Philanthropy Hero for his constant commitment to make the world a better place. Read more about James Dondero at Daily Forex Report.