James Dondero, the president and the co-founder of Highland Capital Management, has announced that their firm will be giving an amount equal to $1 million as a challenge grant. This move is believed to be their company’s response to the request of an organization called The Family Place, and the proceeds will be used to support their campaign which was launched recently, called the Legacy Campaign. One of the leading organizations in Dallas, Texas, The Family Place has stated that they are currently $2.8 million short from their target fund, and they cleared out that all of the money that they will be receiving from this campaign will be used to take care and rehabilitate victims of domestic violence. The grant, which Highland Capital Management is going to donate, is now being handled and administered by the Highland Dallas Foundation, Inc., the firm’s philanthropic arm.
It was earlier explained by James Dondero that their decision to raise the challenge grant is because they would like to respond to the city mayor’s calls, as well the police chief officer’s explanation that these funds will somehow put an end to issues and problems that could put someone in a life threatening situation, and will take a positive impact in the condition of security around Dallas. He believes in the passion that the civic communities around the city are showing, being adept in how they can make things done, and how they are doing their best to appeal to almost everyone within the city limits to open up their arms and hand over some help in order for The Family Place to reach the funds that they are targeting. A new counseling center is being proposed to be built somewhere in Dallas, and city officials are already discussing the possibilities. Upon completion, the new counseling center would house 13 emergency shelter rooms, multiple counseling rooms, clinics, call centers, and a multipurpose space. Two thousand people are expected to benefit this project.
The Family Place has offered their gratitude regarding the help that James Dondero is giving them. He promised that he will be extending the company’s help to organizations whose prime objective is to give the community a better place to live in, far from violence and chaos. Learn more about James Dondero: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/james-dondero-joins-southern-methodist-university-cox-school-of-business-board-300355998.html