The president and co-founder of Highland Capital Management (HCM), James Dondero has begun a collaboration with Linda Owen, a Dallas, Texas civic leader as well as the former president of the local Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation. The collaboration will provide a rational enhancement to HCM’s philanthropic moves in the Dallas area as charitable programs through HCM continue to grow.
Now managing the firm’s charitable giving, Linda Owen will additionally be working with The Dallas Foundation which is the administration overseeing Highland’s charitable fund.
James Dondero indicated that as philanthropic activities expand, there the firm needed a dedicated professional with a proven history that would optimize the contributions by the firm to make the most impact and Linda Owen’s record fit the need.
Highland has been contributing in recent years over $3 million per year to charitable groups and has largely focused on supporting education, veterans’ causes, health care and, as a whole, the Dallas community. Within the local area, the George W. Bush Library and Museum, Perot Museum of Science and Nature, and the Center for Brain Health, among others.
Linda Owen commented on Highland’s continued commitment to philanthropy, and explained that it was inspiring to be working with HCM. She additionally explained their work goes beyond just funding – employees were dedicating their own time and energy to produce real results for some of these nonprofit organizations they work with.
Owen oversaw the completion of Klyde Warren Park within the local area while acting as CEO and president of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation.
Mr. Dondero has over 30 years of experience in the credit and equity markets and additionally is the Chairman of Cornerstone Healthcare, CCS Medical, and Nexbank; and also serves as a board member of American Banknote and MGM Studios. You can read about James Dondero on his website here and the original article about Linda Owen and Highland Capital Management collaboration here.