James Dondero, Philanthropic Entrepreneur

February 22, 2018

James Dondero is a Texas entrepreneur that has an eye for business and a heart for charity. James graduated from University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce. His degrees are in Finance and Accounting. In addition to his degrees Mr. Dondero also holds certifications as a Certified Management Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst. Learn more about James Dondero at Affiliate Dork. James has over thirty years of experience in credit and equity markets but long before he co-founded Highland Capital Management he had a career focus on becoming an analyst. In 1984 he was accepted into the Morgan Guaranty training program and by 1985 he joined American Express as Corporate Bond Analysis. With a keen direction of where he wanted his career to take him James Dondero left American Express in 1989 after establishing himself as a portfolio manager for one billion dollars in fixed income funds.

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The same year he left American Express Mr. Dondero took the title of Chief Investment Officer of Protective Life’s GIV subsidiary which grew to a two billion dollar net worth company under his management. Mr. Dondero’s eye for business has led many companies to achieve great success but his heart for philanthropy has also benefited many community centers. He donated one million dollars towards the Dallas Zoo hippopotamus habitat after hearing of its closing. The zoo named the new habitat the Highland Capital Lodge to honor the extremely generous donation that James made towards their zoo. Highland Capital has also donated funds towards the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Institute; the Education is Freedom Charity and the Tower Scholars program sponsored by Southern Methodist University. Every year James Dondero donates three million dollars towards his philanthropic budget in hopes to help provide better community resources. James Dondero currently holds the position of Chairman of the Board of Nexbank and Nexpoint in addition to chairman of the board at Cornerstone Healthcare and CCS Medical. He shares his knowledge and leadership to help guide companies into smart and efficient business ventures. Read more about James Dondero at Daily Forex Report.

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