According to an online article on Business Wire.com, James Dondero has partnered with Linda Owen to provide direction in the firm’s expansion of philanthropic activities. James Dondero is co-founder and president of Highland Capital Management, L.P, which is an asset management firm based in Dallas. Owen is a former president of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation and is a civic leader in Dallas, says the article. She will serve as Highland’s charitable giving manager and will help in the partnership with the Dallas Foundation. This foundation administers the firms dedicated charitable giving fund, says the article.
Through the Dallas Foundation, Highland contributes more than $3 million to various charitable organizations. Some of the causes that are endured to the foundation are education, health care, veterans, and the Dallas community, says the article. Some of the local organizations that have benefited from Highland’s giving are the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, The Dallas Zoo, The Center for Brain Health, Uplife Education, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, the American Heart Association, and many others, says the article.
In a quote, Owen remarks about how inspired she was at Highland’s commitment to charitable giving. She says that Highland support is more than just funding. Employees and board members donate their time and effort to help these nonprofits find creative solutions for additional support. She also states about what an opportunity it is to work with Highland and to see who benefits in the future, says the article.
While she was CEO and president of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation, she supervised the development of Klyde Warren Park in 2012 in Dallas. She also served as CEO and president of the Real Estate Council in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
She earned her BA in economics from UT-Austin and her law degree from the University Of Texas School Of Law. After graduation, she started as a real estate associate in the law firm of Wald, Harkrader &Ross. She has always been involved in several philanthropic organizations in Dallas. Some of these include The Family Place, Circuit Trail Conservancy, and the Crystal Charity Ball, the article says.
James Dondero is current president and co founder of Highland Capital Management. He has over 30 years of experience in the equity and credit markets. Under the direction of Dondero, Highland had many products that have won prestigious awards, as well as reliable solutions for investors in the retail and institutional sectors.