For the leadership of Highland Capital, mere financial success is not enough to make them a great company. They are also looking to give back and make a difference for the communities that they call home.
Recently, they teamed up with Linda Owens, a former president of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation and a well-known Dallas philanthropist and community leader, to further guide the company on ways they can expand their community support mechanisms. As the new leader of the charitable giving at Highland Capital, Linda Owens hopes to continue her mission and bring much of the wealth and power of the company to bear on major civic concerns. Learn more about Highland Capital at Affiliate Dork.
Since 2005, Highland Capital and its partners have donated over 10 million dollars to organizations around the world that are committed to making it a better place. They also are highly encouraging of their employee’s own efforts to volunteer and make a difference on a personal level.
Co-Founder and president Jim Dondero is known around Highland Capital as a smart, effective business man. He has taken that same mindset and brought it to the local level, where he often functions as a board adviser and donor for charitable causes throughout Dallas. In 2016 he joined the board for the SMU Cox School of Business, which had already been a recipient of the Scholar’s Endowment Fund.
As of 2016, the annual philanthropic budget at Highland Capital had grown to 3 million dollars. The money goes to a diverse range of causes, such as foundations supporting those who have suffered from domestic violence, schools, libraries, and even the Dallas Zoo. With Linda Owens taking the helm, the company expects to continue to grow their charitable giving alongside of their larger role growing and expanding their client’s financial portfolios. Read more at bloomberg.com.
Highland Capital Management, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a highly successful financial advisory firm that, together with their affiliates, holds 13.5 billion dollars in assets. Their largest holdings are distributed throughout both the private and public sectors including major deals with endowments, public pension funds, wealthy individuals, and governments. They primarily invest in a mixture of health care and energy-based funds.