The concept of giving is a central theme to the business operations of James Dondero and Highland Capital Management. Both Dondero and the company moved to Dallas in 1994 after a brief stay in Los Angeles and has been attentive to the many needs of their new community ever since.
The George W. Bush Center opened in Dallas in 2013 and James Dondero and Highland Capital have been supporters of the project since its beginning. The company is counted amongst the Center’s original benefactors and donated $5 million dollars toward the development of the Center. Read more at Huffington Post about James Dondero.
The Bush Center is home to the Bush Museum and Library that showcases a wealth of knowledge and assortment of artifacts related to the presidency of George W. Bush. The center is operated by the Bush Institute, an organization dedicated to the development of leaders and advancement of policy needed to solve the pressing problems of today. Follow James on Linkedin.
The support shown by James Dondero and Highland Capital to the Bush Center at its inception has been a constant and the company later provided the Center with $10 million to provide sustenance of a program series known as ‘Engage At The Bush Center.’ The series, which is designated as a production of Highland Capital Management, brings authors and other opinion molders and newsmakers to the Bush Center for year-around lectures.
— George W. Bush Presidential Center (@TheBushCenter) June 27, 2018
James Dondero commends the efforts and progress made at the Bush Center and says that Center’s impact on the community of Dallas is of utmost importance. Dondero also says that the Engage Series put on by the Center is both needed and effect at fostering conversation regarding important issues of policy.
About James Dondero
James Dondero partnered with Mark Okada in 1993 to launch Highland Capital Management. Dondero is a graduate of Virginia University’s McIntire School of Commerce and began his finance career as part of the analyst training program hosted by J.P. Morgan. The next step in the career of James Dondero was at American Express where he was a corporate bond analyst before being promoted to portfolio manager. Dondero left for Protective Live in 1989 where he became friends with Okada, leading the two to eventually establish Highland Capital.