The president and co-founder of Highland Capital Management, James Dondero has joined teams with Linda Owen, a Dallas, Texas civic leader and the former president of a nearby park foundation; The Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation. The alliance is meant to provide an intelligent direction to Highland’s philanthropic moves in the community in and surrounding Dallas as the Highland’s charitable programs continues to expand.
Linda Owen will be the firm’s manager for charitable giving, working with The Dallas Foundation, oversees Highland’s charitable fund.
James Dondero concluded that as philanthropic activities expand, there was a need for a dedicated professional that would allow the contributions by the firm to make the most impact. Dondero went on to explain the long standing track record of Owens, and the obvious reasoning as to why the firm chose her specifically.
Highland currently contributes over $3 million every year to charitable organizations via The Dallas Foundation, largely focused on supporting education, veterans’ causes, health care and, as a whole, the Dallas community. Within the local area, the George W. Bush Library and Museum, Perot Museum of Science and Nature, and the Center for Brain Health, among others are on the list for beneficiaries.
Linda Owen commented on Highland’s strong commitment to philanthropy, saying it was inspiring and that their work goes beyond just funding. She explained how employees were dedicating time and energy to produce real results for some of these nonprofit organizations they work with.
Owen oversaw the completion of Klyde Warren Park within the local area while acting as CEO and president of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation.
Mr. Dondero has over 30 years of experience in the credit and equity markets and additionally is the Chairman of Cornerstone Healthcare, CCS Medical, and Nexbank; and also serves as a board member of American Banknote and MGM Studios. You can read about James Dondero on his website and the original article about Linda Owen and Highland Capital Management collaboration here.