Meet Dallas Philanthropist James Dondero

Everything is bigger in Texas and so is the generosity that James Dondero has shown over the years. James Dondero is the co-founder and present president of Highland Capital Management, a Dallas-based alternative investment company. Mr.Dondero began his career after he graduated from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce and earned two bachelors in finance and accounting. Due to his incredible skills and educational accolades, Mr. Dondero would quickly found himself working at his dream job with American Express. Read more at Wikipedia about James Dondero.

There he would be appointed the title of manager where he would oversee an astonishing one billion dollars worth of fixed income funds. It was this rapid climbing of the ladder and ability to get the job done that attracted Protective Life’s GIC Subsidiary to appoint him Chief Investment Officer of the company. Mr. James Dondero quickly showed his talents and flipped the company from being a rather moderate revenue maker to a multi-billion dollar giant by the end of his time with the company.


Understanding that he had done it all in the industry as well as gained a plethora of experience, Mr.Dondero found creating his own firm the natural next step of his career and life. Introducing Highland Capital Management, James Dondero’s alternative investment company that rapidly grew to be amongst the largest in not only Dallas but the whole state of Texas. Although Mr.Dondero prides himself in the long hours that he dedicates to his company, he always makes sure to make time to work towards giving back to the community in the form of philanthropy. Since his arrival to Dallas Mr.Dondero has managed to assist a number of local charities and non-profit organizations including the Geroge W. Bush Presidential Library, Uplift Education and even assisted the Dallas City Zoo with a donation of an astonishing one million dollars. Learn more about James Dondero at High Yield Credit.

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