James Dondero is the co-founder and current CEO of Highland Capital Management. Highland Capital is located out of Dallas, TX and for years the company has been making headway in the community as a source of reliable investments and public outreach. Highland Capital is known for their innovative approach to investing and now they are going to be known for much more. Highland Capital recently partnered up with The Family Space in order to help fund one of the most important domestic violence support centers in all of Texas.
Highland Capital announced that they are launching a $1 million grant to support The Family Space. The grant will come by way of donation matches at rates of up to 50% until that $1 million is reached. The plan was developed by The Family Space and approved by Highland Capital after public outcry for more help addressing domestic violence within the civic community. Dallas’s Mayor Mike Rawlings has long been calling for a public reaction to the problem of domestic violence within the city and it was echoed by the Dallas Police Chief. This outcry was answered by the most important domestic violence philanthropic group in the entire state.
Dondero said that the response to the call to action, from Mayor Rawlings, was loud and proud. James Dondero said, “The civic community in Dallas gets things done.” Dondero went on to detail how impressed he wa with the way that the Family Place operates and how they were integral in getting the grant organized. Dondero said, “We are proud to invest alongside many of the most generous and thoughtful in the community.” Dondero’s words hardly fall on deaf ears as they have been echoed by the CEO at The Family Place as well, Paige Flink.
The Family Place was established way back in 1978 and since then the foundation has helped to support a quarter of a million people. The Family Place helps to shelter men, women and children who suffer at the hands of domestic violence. Right now The Family Place is helping 2,200 women per year with lifesaving shelter and counseling.