James Dondero, the co-founder, and president of Highland Capital Management announced the grant that they made to The Family Place. The one million dollar award was to help in the campaign The Family Place had started, that would raise money for construction and operation of a new counseling center for family violence victims. The Family Place was opened in 1978 and since then has done a good number of counseling, provided lifesaving shelter and answered distress calls from victims. Has also helped teen dating violence and bullying which had been a big problem in schools to the extent of causing drop outs. The Family Place is planning to open a shelter for men and their children too.

Highland Capital Management has risen to fame over time since it started; its asset value is right; approximately worth sixteen billion dollars. The company has a diverse client from corporations to foundations, government, high net worth individuals, and so many others. It gives back to the society through The Highland Dallas Foundation which is a nonprofit organization. This is one company everyone has to look out for in the future because the management being led by the president James Dondero are not showing any signs of slowing down.

Mr. Dondero co-founded Highland Capital Management with Mark Okada in 1993, and the company ranked among the top in most experienced global alternative credit managers. He is also a board member of MGM Studios and American Banknote and the chairperson of Cornerstone Healthcare, Nexbank, and CCS Medical. James has more than thirty years of experience in credit and equity market, and he is excellent at what he does.

James Dondero graduated with highest honors from the University of Virginia having a double major in Accounting and Finance from McIntire School of Commerce; he is a Certified Management Accountant and approved Chartered Financial Analyst. He worked at the American Express as a Corporate Bond Analyst for some time then became the Portfolio Manager. Mr. Dondero is a very educated and with the vast of experienced combined makes him shine in his leadership and management; results are seen in the company that he co-founded.