Highland Capital Management’s philanthropic program will benefit from a new partnership between the Dallas-based co-founder and president James Dondoro and seasoned civic leader Linda Owen, formerly of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation. Highland’s dedicated fund is administered by the Dallas Foundation, which will now be overseen by Owen as the charitable giving manger.
The Dallas Foundation, funded by over $3 million annually by Highland Capital, support a variety of causes including education and the arts, veteran’s interests and healthcare. Specific local beneficiaries include the Dallas Zoo, George W. Bush Presidential Library, and the Center for Brain Health, among others. James and upper-level Highland executives remain active in the organizational guidance of the firm’s charitable causes administered by the Dallas Foundation, serving in board and leadership roles at a variety of organizations throughout the Dallas region.
For Owen’s part, she states “Highland’s commitment to philanthropy is inspiring.” With her career achievements and proven track record in philanthropic management and community partnerships, Owen is poised to make the Dallas Foundation’s contributions have the maximum impact on the organizations it supports. She is well-known in the Dallas philanthropic community, having been involved with the Crystal Charity Ball, the Family Place and the Circuit Trail Conservancy.
Founded by James Dondero and Mark Okada in 1993, Highland Capital Management is an investment advising firm that manages approximately $17 billion in assets. It’s charitable arm, the Dallas Foundation, was established in 1929. The Foundation administers over 300 individual funds. Read more about the partnership between Dondero and Owen at Businesswire.com.