James Dondero, the President and Co-founder of Highland Capital Management, needed assistance with a philanthropic budget that was worth over 3 million dollars. During his search, he found a partner by the name of Mary Jalonick. Mary, president and CEO of the Dallas Foundation, had a “proven track record of achievement in the nonprofit community”. And James “Jim” Dondero knew he found the best fit for his venture.
Mary and Jim came together to create a strategy focusing primarily on the event. In conclusion, they formed the bold and powerful organization named Highland Dallas Foundation Inc. Jim knew that when he selected The Dallas Foundation, he was bringing a group that had the proof of success in their midst.
Dondero has always supported the local businesses in the Dallas community. And can be considered a patron of education, veterans and health care in the area. When he colluded with Jalonick, he expanded his philanthropic obligation to The Dallas Zoo, The Perot Museum and the Presidential Library. Not only did Jim grow substantially in the philanthropic ventures within Dallas, but he also took a role in a multi-year grant as part of his engagement with the newly formed Highland Dallas Foundation Inc. These types of grants are very rare; however, Jim made it his obligation to fulfill.
James has recently hired Ms. Linda Owen, the former CEO, and president of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation. Linda has a very vital role in the Highland Dallas Foundation Inc, which focuses primarily on connecting Jim’s insight with other nonprofit associates. By intertwining his vision with Linda’s guidance and experience, the community will expand in a genuine and positive light for years to come.