James Dondero, the co-founder and President of Highland Capital Management has selected prominent Dallas civic leader, Linda Owen to oversee philanthropic activities of his firm’s charitable giving program. It is notable that Highland Capital Management actively contributes nearly $3 Million every year to help develop various nonprofits in Dallas and its vicinity. Accordingly, Linda will supervise the activities of charitable program in partnership with Dallas Foundation.
Perhaps, Linda is the right person to do the job as she is one of the most recognized civic leaders with an impressive portfolio of building public-private partnership. As the founder and CEO of Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation, Linda oversaw the landmark development of Klyde Warren Park. Besides, she has also served as the President and CEO of The Real Estate Council. During her tenure at TREC, Linda also managed numerous high-profile real estate and nonprofit projects in the area.
Analysts believe that the recent appointment of Linda Owen will likely prove a service benchmark for other organizations because the executive team at Highland Capital Management is known for their involvement in board services and leadership roles of the nonprofits they support. Already, the list of nonprofits supported by the organization keeps on growing every year. Active funding includes support for Perot Museum of Nature and Science, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, the Center for Brain Health, the Dallas Zoo, Uplift Education, Snowball Express and the American Heart Association, among others.
The man behind building the charitable-giving environment is the CEO of Highland Capital Management, James Dondero. James started his career in 1985 as an analyst in Morgan Guaranty training program. His career continued to evolve until James decided to found his own investment firm. Under his guidance, the firm has recently won Morningstar’s 5-star designation for Global Allocation, in 2014. Besides, Morningstar also designated the company’s Healthcare Long/Short Equity Fund as the top ranked fund in its category.