James Dondero & Highland Street Capital Issue $1M Challenege Grant to The Family Place
At an October 4, 2016 benefit for The Family Place, the greater Dallas area leader in support services for those affected by family Violence, James Dondero announced a monumental move to assist the organization with its ambitious capital needs program known as The Legacy Campaign. During The Family Place’s 21st Annual Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon, Dondero made public a challenge grant that Highland Street Capital has established to benefit The Family Place in their efforts to secure the final $2.8M of funds that are needed to complete the Legacy Campaign and begin moving toward the construction of the organizations new center Ann Moody Place.
“Dallas is a community that gets things done” Dondero said as he announced the grant which will match 50% of all funds raised from the announcement date till the closing of the campaign on April 4, 2017. The funds raised will be used for the construction of the new Ann Moody Place, a facility which the organization is in desperate need of. Service more than 2000 victims of family violence a year, The Family Place is looking to better serve those who they help with a building that is state of the art and includes not only counseling space but 13 emergency shelter bedrooms as well. The new building will also provide multi-purpose space for programs and job-training, group consoling rooms for adult and children, a medical and dental clinic, and more. In addition to main operations the facility will also house the organizations new BE Program. The BE Program works to end youth violence by combating bullying and preventing teen dating violence.
Support of organizations such as The Family Place is a very important part of Mr. Dondero’s life. It is for that reason that he established The Highland Dallas Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Highland Street Capital. The Highland Dallas Foundation will manage the challenge grant during its execution. This grant is an important keystone for allowing The Family Place to continue to perform their life saving and life changing work effectively.
Mr. James Dondero has a lot to be thankful for and is always looking for new ways to give back for the success that he has enjoyed over the years. From his early days at the University of Virginia, through his time at American Express, and even now as president of Highland Street Capital he has always been keenly aware of how blessed he was. He serves as chairman of two major medical corporations in a further effort to give back and works tirelessly to ensure that the people of the greater Dallas area have opportunities for enrichment.
Over the course of his career Mr. Dondero has proven himself to be a financial genius, working with countless individuals and organizations to help them better their financial positions and grow the resources they need to get things done. He sits on the board of MGM Studios as well as American Banknote, and is Chairman of NexBank, all of which have seen growth and success during his associating with them. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesdonderohcm