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MySweetCharity | Highland Capital Management’s James Dondero Named 2018 ReuNight Honorary Chair

2018 ReuNight Co-Chairs Joyce Goss and Kenny Goss continue adding to the annual Family Place fundraiser. As if holding the feasting and toasting wasn’t enough being held at Bobby Haas’ Haas Moto Museum And Sculpture Gallery on Thursday, November 8, they’ve managed to bring on board Highland Capital Management’s President/Co-Founder Jim Dondero as honorary chair. This partnering up of Jim’s and Highland Capital Management’s with The Family Place isn’t their first rodeo. Thanks to Highland’s $1M…

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Dallas Morning News | Dallas Bush Center starts off 2018 with pair of $10 million gifts from Highland Capital, Boeing

The new year is off to a prosperous start at the George W. Bush Presidential Center and connected George W. Bush Institute in Dallas. Highland Capital Management has endowed the center with $10 million to back a public program series called Engage at the Bush Center, and Boeing Corp. made a $10 million commitment to support the institute’s Military Service Initiative to help post-9/11 veterans. Highland Capital Management is a founding benefactor…

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Dallas Business Journal | One of Dallas’ biggest hedge funds wades into real estate development

One of Dallas’ largest hedge funds Highland Capital Management is getting into real estate development. The firm has begun a project for a luxury apartment complex in Phoenix, Ariz. and is filling into markets where the prices for existing properties have been driven up by speculators. “We’re doing more development in real estate,” Highland Co-Founder James Dondero said in an interview. “There’s almost better value in certain places if…

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James Dondero Joins Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business Board

Co-founder and President of Highland Capital Management Expands Commitment to University, City DALLAS, Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — James Dondero, co-founder and president of Dallas-based asset management firm Highland Capital Management, L.P., has been appointed to the Executive Board of the Southern Methodist University (SMU) Cox School of Business. Dondero’s new board position expands Highland’s already strong commitment to SMU, which includes the endowment of the Highland Capital Management Tower Scholars, a…

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MySweetCharity | Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon Speaker Ronan Farrow Described Domestic Violence as A Form Of Terrorism Within The Home

Noontime on Tuesday, October 4, had something for everyone. But, alas, along with the plethora of choices, decisions had to be made. For more than a thousand, the answer was The Family Place’s 2016 Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon at the Hilton Anatole. After all, Luncheon Co-Chairs Lisa and Marvin Singleton had arranged for an all-star lineup — honorees Antioch Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, Dallas Cowboys…

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James Dondero Announces $1 Million Challenge Grant from Highland Capital Management to Finish The Family Place’s $16.5 Million Capital Campaign

Dallas-Based Domestic Agency’s Ann Moody Place Will Serve 2,000 Victims Annually DALLAS, Oct. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — James Dondero, co-founder and president of Highland Capital Management, L.P., announced this week that the firm has awarded a $1 million challenge grant to help The Family Place, Dallas’ leading organization supporting victims of family violence, raise the final $2.8 million for its Legacy Campaign in the next six months. The announcement was made during The Family…

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MySweetCharity | JUST IN: A Million-Dollar Challenge Was Just Served Up At The Family Place’s Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon

One of the ultimate great dishes served up at a fundraising luncheon is a big buckaroo challenge. And that’s what just happened at The Family Place’s 21st Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon in the Hilton Anatole’s Chantilly Ballroom. Highland Capital Management’s Co-Founder/President James Dondero just announced that “the firm has awarded a $1-million challenge grant to help The Family Place raise the final $2.8 million for its Legacy Campaign in…

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James Dondero Teams Up with Dallas Civic Leader Linda Owen to Expand Highland Capital Management, L.P.’s Charitable Giving

Owen Joins Highland Capital as Charitable Giving Manager Through The Dallas Foundation DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–James Dondero, co-founder and president of Dallas-based asset management firm Highland Capital Management, L.P., has teamed up with Linda Owen, Dallas civic leader and former president of The Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation, to provide strategic direction to Highland’s philanthropic activities as the firm’s charitable giving program continues to expand. Owen will serve…

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Dallas Morning News | SMU’s Tower Scholars Program Receives Over $4 Million in Gifts

Gifts totaling more than $4 million will endow and provide operational support for the new Tower Scholars Program at Southern Methodist University. The program provides an immersion experience for undergraduates in public policy-making through SMU’s John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies. A $2 million gift from Highland Capital Management LP will endow the Highland Capital Management Endowed Tower Scholars Program Fund. Participating students will…

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Success Magazine | How One Boy’s Good Deed Snowballed

What would you do if you found a $20 bill? Eight-year-old Myles Eckert excitedly picked up a twenty from a snow-covered parking lot at a Cracker Barrel restaurant off I-475 in suburban Toledo, Ohio, and began to daydream about buying a video game. But when he and his family walked inside the eatery and noticed a stranger in military uniform, the boy changed his mind. Myles scrawled…

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