Unlike most entrepreneurs, James Dondero applies his business skills to his humanitarian work. He is charitable, and his works have been depicted to be successful since he has contributed in the past to various organizations as a way of giving back to society. His generosity, which is evident from the financial contributions in community work has had a positive impact in the Dallas community. Mr. James Dondero has been living in Dallas since 1994 when he and his partner moved their firm from Los Angeles. He then took the city has his community starting up his philanthropic organizations. His firm has contributed towards supporting The Family Place, SMU’s Towers Scholars Program among many others.
Investing at Home Place
James Dondero says that his vision is to support the community by investing in organizations that make the Dallas area an excellent place to live. He does this by taking a strategic approach to investing by analyzing the benefits of investment against the costs involved in society. His working efforts have been felt at the home place where he partnered with Linda Owen’s guidance to raise funds towards the provision of family violence services in Dallas. This foundation provides counseling, education and professional help to victims of family violence. Moreover, the organization teaches students on issues such as bullying, dating, and methods of preventing violence.
Contribution to Hippo Habitat at the Dallas Zoo
His notable investment is taking part in the new exhibit at Dallas Zoo. Together with Highland Capital Management, James Dondero has made efforts to support Dallas Zoo with the recent contribution of $1 million, which was used by the zoo to build a state-of-the-art Hippo Outpost in the various wild game reserves in Africa. James Dondero says that he finds happiness in being of help, and he considers his organization mature since a mature organization can only engage in charity events. Due to his contribution, people can now get the chance to stroll through the Highland Hippo Hut as they learn more about conserving wild animals and, thus, can appreciate nature.