Highland Capital Management Forges Ahead To Help Stop Family Violence

On October 7, 2016, at The Family Place Annual Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon, James Dondero, co-founder and president of Highland Capital Management, made a spectacular announcement. Dondero announced that Highland Capital Management awarded a $1 million challenge grant to help this organization raise the final $2.8 million for its Legacy Campaign over the next six months.

The philanthropic management team of Highland Capital Management, Highland Dallas Foundation, Inc., has pledged to match 50-percent of donations for this campaign up to $1 million until April 4, 2017.

This announcement has spurred donations of $200,000 toward reaching their goal of $2.8 million. The Legacy Campaign receives a 50% match of $100,000 from Highland’s Grant.

The Family Place CEO, Paige Flink, is elated with the response this beloved organization is receiving. The Family Place provides lifesaving shelter and life-changing services to victims of family violence, a much-needed support service in every community.

James Dondero’s experience in the credit and equity markets expands over 30-years. Dondero’s philanthropic endeavors range from education and public policies to veteran’s affairs. In addition to Highland Capital Management (HCM) Dondero is the Chairman of Cornerstone Healthcare, CCS Medical, and Nexbank, while serving as a board member of the American Banknote and MGM Studios. In his tremendously busy schedule, he finds time to ensure the success of challenges like The Family Place fundraising campaign.

Dondero is quoted saying that “The civic community in Dallas gets things done.” Highland Capital Management supports the efforts of The Family Place to bring support and safety to the many families endangered by family violence.

The Family Place Legacy Campaign welcomes the construction and operation of a new Central Dallas Counseling Center for the families who are victims. This new facility honors Ann Moody, a civil rights activist, with the Ann Moody Place. This facility will educate and teach violence prevention against bullying and teen dating to over 6,000 students yearly. Also, this center will also provide on-site child development, skills, and training.

The services of this newly planned facility will specifically serve victims of family violence. This service is not only needed but detrimental to the safety and growth of families already suffering from family violence.

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