James “Jim” Dondero is Co-founder and President of Highland Capital Management, a Dallas-based alternative investment firm. Jim brings the same proactive, high-conviction approach that he uses as an investor to his charitable giving activities. While Highland is a global firm, Jim proudly focuses the bulk of his charitable giving locally.
Highland has been involved in philanthropic initiatives since its founding; however, the firm has taken a more strategic approach in recent years to better reflect the current scale of its charitable giving. With that goal, Highland set out to identify an established philanthropic partner with the ability to add structure to its rapidly growing charitable giving program.
According to Jim, “We were looking for a partner to help manage our annual philanthropic budget that had grown to more than $3 million.”
This search led to Mary Jalonick, President and CEO of The Dallas Foundation, and her team of philanthropic and donor service experts…
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