Highland Capital Management is one of the most innovator investment companies in the world right now thanks to the creative ways that CEO and founder James Dondero approaches his work. For years Highland Capital Management has been making waves in various industries ranging from healthcare to real estate and pretty much everything in between. Now Dondero and the rest of Highland Capital Management are making the news for something even greater: their support of The Family Place. The Family Place is a nonprofit that works to help address domestic violence within families. Dondero and Highland Capital are willing to match anyone up to 50% on donations, reaching all the way to $1 million dollars.
The Family Place Legacy Campaign has been focused on addressing family violence in the state of Texas for decades now. While The Family Place doesn’t get the headlines that it deserves as a dedicated non profit, residents of Texas fully recognize just how important their work is. the foundation was established in 1978 and since then they’ve been there to counsel nearly 225,000 clients over the years. During that time The Family Place has also provided shelter to 22,000 women and children as well as men who have all been directly affected by the dangers present in family violence.
Highland Capital’s gracious grant is looking to react to a request from the Mayor of Dallas, Mike Rawlings. Mike Rawlings partnered up with David Brown, the Dallas Police Chief, in order to call for more help from within the community to address the issue of domestic violence within the community. Dondero wasn’t quiet about making his announcement of the $1 million donation grant by saying, “The civic community in Dallas gets things done.” Dondero went on to say, “We at Highland capital Management were impressed by the way the Family Place, through avid philanthropic support, took this concept from inception to the final stage of this campaign in just a year.”
With James Dondero heading Highland Capital and The Family Place fully embracing the grant it looks like many people will receive the lifesaving help that they desperately need.