James Dondero: Going Beyond Duty

James graduated from the University of Virginia majoring in accounting and finance; he is a certified accountant and CFA Finalist.He began his analyst career in Morgan Guaranty training program; he later joined American express as a corporate bond analyst and the joined GIV subsidiary as the chief investment officer after which he co-founded Highland Capital Management. James is the president of the firm, and under his directorship, the company offers award winning products and solutions for investors and corporates’. He is the board chairman for next bank and also serves as a member of the board in MGM and other various other companies.
James is a believer in education. He is very committed to improving it and the lives of the people of Dallas-Fort Worth area. He has donated millions to, the Dallas area non-profit and charity organization resulting in partnerships and donations that have lifted the lives of Dallas resident. Some of the partnerships include:
 The family places in which the Highland capital has committed to donate $ 1 million to finish the family place.
 Dallas Zoo received $ 1 million to build the zoo.
 SMU’s Highland capital management tower scholars program which helps the undergraduate student with exposure to public policy making opportunities. The Highland capital management donated $2 million to Southern Methodist University.
 Education is Freedom which is an organization that gives financial assistance for youth who are considered to be at risk and are pursuing a college degree.
 George Bush Presidential Library and institute which holds the historical records and artifacts on the George Bush Presidency. It helps address some of the challenging problems being experienced today.
 Perot Museum of Natural science provides hands on experience to children and help them better understand science, math, and technology.
 Snowball Express which holds events, dances, and amusement for children of the fallen military who die while on duty.
 Uplift Education that gives student free college preparedness to enable them to achieve full potential.
 Capital for Kids which is a group which assists the low-income families in Dallas gets a quality education.
Through the above donation done by the company through James, Dallas is a much more pleasant city and for James is not only smart but has the heart for the people of Dallas, and thus we can consider him an epitome of success.

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