Dallas-based Highland Capital Management, L.P., already a noted leader in philanthropic contributions to the Dallas community, has just brought civic leader Linda Owen on board to further their charitable efforts.
Linda Owen is an industry vet with years of experience in helping private companies support and give back to their communities. James Dondero, president and co-founder of Highland Capital Management, L.P., hopes that by joining forces with Owen, they can further increase their commitment to benefiting local charitable organizations.
Some of the beneficiaries of Highland’s current $3 million annual charitable contributions include the American Heart Association, The Center for Brain Health, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Uplift Education, and the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. The list goes on.
Ms. Owen is especially excited to join the Highland team, under the leadership of Dondero, in its efforts to expand its philanthropic efforts. She was especially impressed with not only Highland’s financial commitment to charitable organizations, but with the time and energy its employees selflessly give to innovate creative solutions to the problems regularly faced by non-profits.
Ms. Owen assumes the position of charitable giving manager, where she will liaison with the administrator of Highland’s charitable giving fund, The Dallas Foundation.
Dondero is an SEC-registered investment adviser with over 30 years of experience investing in credit and equity markets. In addition to his role as philanthropist and president of Highland Capital Management, L.P., Mr. Dondero also serves on the board of directors for several major companies, most recently NexPoint Residential Trust. Under his leadership, Highland Capital Management, L.P. currently manages approximately $18 million in assets.