Highland Capital Management has awarded The Family Place a $1 million grant in order to help them to meet their goal and finish their Legacy Campaign. The Family Place has raised an extra $200,000 toward their campaign which will be matched by 50 percent by Highland Capital Management.
Highland Capital Management was impressed by the efforts of The Family Place and is proud to be a part of the Legacy Campaign. The Family Place Campaign plans to construct a new Counseling Center in Central Dallas for families that are victims of violence. the new establishment will be named in honor of Ann Moody and will have 13 emergency shelter bedrooms, a hotline/call center, a dental and medical center, counselling rooms, and places for job training.
The center will help over 2,000 victims every year by providing a much needed emergency shelter and the Ann Moody Place will host the Be Project which will provide teen dating violence and bulling education. The Moody Place will reach out to over 6,000 every year through the Be Project and will even provide an animal shelter for beloved pets. There will also be an on-site development center for children.
James Dondero founded Highland Capital Management in 1993 with Mark Okada and is one of the largest and most seasoned alternative credit managers in the world. James Dondero has gained over 30 years of experience in the field of equity and credit markets and is the president of Highland Capital Management.
James Dondero began his career in 1984 as an analyst and graduated from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce. He earned dual majors in Finance and Accounting with the highest honors. Dondero joined American Express in 1985 and later moved on to become a Portfolio Manager before leaving American Express in 1989. Dondero is X=Chairman of the Board of NexPoint, NexBank, CCS Medical, and Cornerstone Healthcare. He is a proud supporter of the community and many charities such as the Snowball Express, the Perot Museum of Natural Science, and the George W. Bush Presidential Library, just to name a few.