As the Highlands philanthropic activities continues to expand, James Dondero, the president and the co-founder of the Dallas- based asset management firm has decided to team up with Linda Owen, the former president of Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation and Dallas civic leader in order to be able to provide strategic direction to the firms charitable giving program. The partnership will have Linda work as the company’s charitable giving manager and will be closely operating with the Dallas Foundation which is responsible for administering the Highlands charitable giving fund.
James Dondero said that since they had expanded the Highlands philanthropic activities, they too recognized the need to have a committed and professional team that will ensure their contributions make great impact. He further revealed that Lind Owen has a proven track record of coming up with effective public and private partnerships and that they share the same vision of making immediate and huge difference in the community.
Highlands focuses on supporting veterans’ health care, causes, education and Dallas community by contributing more than $3 million annually to most of the charitable organizations through the Dallas Foundation. Some of the top local beneficiaries of this venture include Perot Museum of Nature and Science, the George W. Bush Presidential Museum and Library, the Uplift Education, American Heart Association, Center for Brain Health among others. Together with other members, James is known to provide guidance to most of the organizations that support the firms’ mission through board service and by participating in other leadership roles.
Owen managed to oversee Klyde Warren Park development in Dallas during her reign as the president and CEO of Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation.
James Dondero, the co-founder and the President of the Highland Capital Management currently staying in Dallas TX is overseeing the operations and strategies of Highlands’s investment for both the institutional and retail products.
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