James Dondero and Highland Capital Management Are Noted Philanthropists

James Dondero is a highly talented figure in the financial world who is currently the President of Highland Capital Management which he also co-founded. Highland Capital has proven to be a perennial favorite of retail and institutional investors who are well-served by their wide range of expertise and access to many different market opportunities. Two noted organizations have bestowed awards on Highland Capital for their innovative products that were developed under Dondero’s direction and they are Morningstar and Lipper.
A deep financial background starting with the Morgan Guaranty training program has enabled James Dondero to reach a rare level of success and he has brought along Highland Capital and numerous clients as well. Starting here in 1984, he also holds degrees in Accounting and Finance from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce. He graduated with high honors and also holds certifications that reveal his financial acumen and abilities. These consist of credentials as a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Rounding out his experience before he helped form Highland Capital Management, he was engaged as a bond analyst with American Express and also has skills in the insurance realm. He was the Chief Investment Officer of Protective Life’s GIV subsidiary and this completes his considerable range of financial knowledge and his expertise in all markets. This subsidiary enjoyed substantial growth under Dondero’s leadership and benefited greatly from his time there.
Not only does Dondero and Highland Capital Management provide great value to their clients, he’s also a committed philanthropist who regularly helps finance projects that improve the Dallas area. He has donated generously of his time and money to support worthy endeavors to help those who need a hand.
An excellent illustration of this is the Education is Freedom organization which helps at-risk youth attend college and change their life for the better. They offer a range of help that includes professional development, standardized test preparation, and mentoring assistance. They also aid students in obtaining internships that give them valuable experience in the working world. They have established strategic relationships with respected Dallas area corporations and non-profits.