Following the expansion of Highland Capital Management (HCM) charitable giving program, the firm has teamed up with Linda Owen, who will provide strategic direction. She will be the charitable giving manager and will work together with the Dallas Foundation to administer HCM’s charitable giving fund. Linda is a professional who will ensure the firm’s contribution make a great impact in the society. Dallas Foundation improves life in North Texas by bringing together donors who help support veterans’ causes, healthcare and education and the Dallas Community. The foundation award grants to agencies in education, health, animal welfare and social services.
HCM contributes more than $ 3 Million per year to charitable organizations through the Dallas Foundation. The beneficiaries of the charitable acts are Center for Brain Health, Perot Museum of Nature and Science, George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, the Dallas Zoo and American Heart Association among others. The HCM employees go beyond funding the Organization by providing board services and other leadership functions.
Linda, a Dallas Civic leader, is optimistic to work with such employees to bring a tangible difference in the community. She has a record of building effective public-private partnerships and as president of the Woodall Rodger Park Foundation, she oversaw development of Klyde Warren Park. She holds a BA in Economics from University of Texas and a JD from University of Texas School of Law. She has been involved in philanthropic organisations such as The Family Place, Crystal Charity Ball and Circuit Trail Conservancy.
HCM is the largest and most experienced asset and credit managers. It was founded by James Dondero and Mark Okada and manages over $17 Billion of assets. HCM specialises in Collateralized Loan Obligations, long and short equities, hedge funds, distressed and special situation private equity, natural resources and long-only funds among others. Their clients are financial institutions, governments, high-net-worth individuals and fund of funds among others.
James Dondero is the president of Highland Capital Management and is highly experienced in investing and credit and equity markets. He is a Certified Management Accountant, a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst. James previously worked as a Portfolio Manager and a Corporate Bond Analyst at American Express. He is a board member of Cornerstone Healthcare, American Banknote and M.G.M Studios. He is a philanthropist and supports many initiatives.