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Highland Capital Brings In Charitable Giving Manager

A new partnership emerged when co-founder and president of Highland Capital Management, James Dondero, teamed up with Dallas civic leader and former president of The Woodall Rogers Park Foundation, Linda Owens. The partnership was created in hopes to create strategic direction for Highland Capital’s philanthropic activities as the companies charity program continues its growth.

Highland donates over $3 million each year to numerous charitable organizations through the Dallas Foundation which focuses on supporting veterans’ causes, education, and healthcare in the Dallas community. Their charity programs and goals continue to grown, and the only logical option was to dedicate a professional as the charitable giving manager, and Owens was the perfect person.

Highland is so involved that their giving goes far beyond simple monetary contributions, employees often willingly donate their time and energy as board members who look for solutions to the issues that nonprofit organizations face as well as new and innovative ways to support these causes.

Owens has a ideal reputation in the business world, formerly a CEO of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation, she was responsible for the development of Klyde Warren Park. Prior to that she served as both president and CEO of TREC, The Real Estate Council, a leading commercial real estate association in the Dallas area.

Highland Park is a successful investment firm run by James Dondero. He is both co-founder and president of the firm. He has gathered over 30 years in the finance business, mainly in credit and equity markets, and now focuses mostly on high yield and distressed investments. Prior to his time at Highland Capital Management, he was Chief Investment Officer for Protective Life, a Corporate Bond Analyst and Portfolio Manager for American Express, and an analyst in the Morgan Guaranty training program.

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