James Dondero is an alternative credit manager and philanthropist who has a passion for giving back to his hometown of Dallas, Texas. In 1993, James would co-found and accept the role of president of Highland Capital Management, an investment firm headquartered in Dallas. Read more about James Dondero at Daily Forex Report. It was now that James could dive into his philanthropic interests and start supporting the city any way he could. The charity team that works with James at Highland Capital Management search for initiatives that promise to give something of value back to their community. An example of the sort of causes the team searches for would be any that support that educational or healthcare needs in the area, as well as any other useful civic organizations. The Family Place is one such organization that provides shelter to men in Dallas that have fallen victim to domestic violence. The facility is conveniently close to medical care and features a 24-hour crisis hotline manned with a team that is ready to help. The Family Place and similar non-profit organizations may not be able to stay afloat without the generous donations from James Dondero and his team at Highland Capital Management, and of course other local philanthropists in the area. Visit his website at jamesdondero.com.
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Another, more recent example, is the $1 million given to the Dallas Zoo for the rebuilding of their hippopotamus habitat. In 2001, the Zoo staff said farewell to their beloved hippo, Papa, after he passed of old age. Sadly, the management team decided to close down the habitat since they had no other animals to place there. Now, nearly two decades later, the Dallas Zoo received a total of $14 million in donations from James and his fellow philanthropists and were able to open the habitat to the public once again. Visitors to the Dallas Zoo can enjoy watching Adhama and Boipelo roam and play in their enclosure; The Zoo staff hopes that someday these young creatures will grow closer to one another and mate to support the population of the species. Without the help of philanthropists like James Dondero, events like this are much harder to manifest and for this, the city of Dallas thanks him!