In early October 2016, the president and co-founder of the giant cooperation Highland Capital Management, L.P made public his move of awarding grants to The Family Place. This step was officially announced during The Family Place’s 21st Annual Texas Trailblazers Awards Luncheon.
About The Family Place
Established in 1978, The Family Place remains faithful to its cause of bringing to an end family violence. This, it does by following a holistic approach that put smiles on the faces of many families who would have otherwise lived in fear. Victims of domestic violence empowered through counseling, proper housing, and skills enhancement training enable them to be independent.
Since its inception, The Family Place has provided counseling to more than two hundred thousand people and provided shelter to another twenty-two thousand victims of domestic violence. The Family Place conducts its programs in both Spanish and English.
The Family Place’s Legacy Campaign
The Family Place had set up a Legacy Campaign aiming to raise $16.5 Million US dollars. The money raised shall go towards Ann Moody Place (a new Central Dallas Counselling Centre) which will, in turn, magnify victim counseling services. Legacy Campaign funds will include the introduction of comprehensive counselling programs for victims of family violence. Having remained with $2.8 Million to beat their target, Highland’s Challenge Grant goes a long way in guaranteeing Legacy Campaign a huge success.
About James Dondero
With over thirty years of experience in equity and trade markets, James Dondero is the co-founder and acting president of Highland Capital Management. An alumna of University of Virginia’s School of commerce, Mr. Dondero began his career in 1984 after attending Morgan Guaranty training program.
James Dondero worked as a Cooperate Bond Analysis in American Express. His expertise saw him rise the ladder to the position of Portfolio Manager. He had the privilege of acting as Chief Investment Officer of Protective Life’s GIV subsidiary before founding Highland.
About Highland Capital Management
Highland Capital Management is a giant investment advisor owning about $16 Billion US dollars in assets. Its successful journey began in 1993 when James Dondero in partnership with Mark Okada established it. Highlands has heavily invested in both local and multinationals nonprofit organizations.