The Dallas based financial services firm Highland Capital Management has looked to appoint an individual to oversee all of its philanthropic activities. As a result it has recently named Linda Owen as its new charitable giving manager. Owen has a long history of managing a number of non profit organizations. She has been the president of The Dallas Foundation as well as the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation. Linda is also a current civic leader and is therefore very familiar with the community as well as how to help non profit organizations reach their objectives. With her experience as a civic leader and non profit manager, Owen will have the necessary expertise to help guide Highland Capital Management into becoming one of the most generous organizations in terms of making a difference in its community.
With the new appointment of Linda Owen as charitable giving manager for Highland Capital Management, James Dondero believes that he now has a highly qualified individual to help his firm reach one of its top goals. Dondero is someone who is devoted to improving the welfare of his community. Each year James looks to make up to $3 million in charitable contributions for a number of causes. These causes include healthcare, veteran’s affairs and public policy. Over the years Dondero has donated his funds for these causes as well as a number of organizations such as the American Heart Association, the Center for Brain Health, Uplift education and also the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. By making contributions to a number of causes and organizations, James Dondero is able to help improve the lives of many people as well as the overall community of the Dallas Metro area.
James Dondero is the co-founder of Highland Capital Management. He is also the current acting president and therefore leads the firm on a daily basis. For over 20 years Dondero has helped make Highland Capital Management one of the leading firms that manage hedge funds and also credit. James has also helped develop a type of investment known as collateralized loan obligations. His firm has been in existence since the year 1993. Dondero’s previous experience was as a chief investment officer in which he managed funds for American Express of amounts up to $2 billion. James was also a credit investor when he first began his career.