Family violence has become a thorn in the flesh for today’s society, something that must be thwarted at whatever cost. In Dallas, Texas, The Family Place has been on the front line in tackling problems arising from this type of violence. The organization launched a six-month mobilization drive called the Legacy Campaign in October last year where the funds generated would be utilized to support victims of family violence. The Family Place targeted to raise not less than $2.8 million to reach the ultimate target of $16.5 million. The organization aimed at supporting the construction of a modern counseling center in Dallas.
Highland Capital Management’s Grant
Less than a week after the Legacy Campaign was launched, it received a major boost from Highland Capital Management’s Highland Dallas Foundation Inc. James Dondero announced that the foundation would heed the clarion call by Mike Rawlings, the Dallas mayor, and David Brown, the chief of police in the area, for the Dallas community to support the fundraising. By that, Dondero pledged a $1 million challenge grant towards the campaign on behalf of Highland Dallas Foundation. The grant would make a huge impact on the campaign as it represented more than a third of the remaining amount for The Family Place to reach its target. Dondero made the announcement at Dallas’ Hilton Anatole during an event that was organized by The Family Place.
Speaking after making the announcement, Dondero reiterated Highlands’ commitment to supporting philanthropic initiatives in Dallas. He commended the civil community in the area for being ready to help. About the initiative, Dondero had words of praise for The Family Place for managing to pull such a successful campaign over a period of less than a year.
About James Dondero
James Dondero is a Bachelor of Science in Commerce holder, a CFA, and a CPA. Dondero has been active in the financial sector for the last 24 years. Dondero has served in executive positions at reputable financial institutions, such as NexPoint Multifamily Capital Trust, Inc. and Prospect Street Income Shares Inc. among others.
Dondero serves on boards for organizations, such as NexBank Capital, Inc., NexPoint Hospitality Trust Inc., and HCM Acquisition Company among others.