James Dondero is a Philanthropist and Dedicated to his Community

James Dondero is a businessman and philanthropist and as a philanthropist, Dondero is a great supporter of community based projects and programs. His focus over the years has been some of Dallas, Texas attractions. His latest venture is re-establishing a hippopotamus house at the Dallas Zoo. For the first time in 15 years hippo fans are overwhelmed with joy at the sight of the lovable animals.

For all the visitors to the zoo, 2017 will be a banner year for the facility as they welcome back “The Hippo Habitat.” Mr. Dondero made that promise in 2016 and delivered on that promise in April of 2017. The promise was made possible through a donation from Highland Capital Management to the construction of the 5,000 square foot hippo habitat that is called “Highland Capital Lodge.” The lodge also hosts private events with proceeds benefiting future zoo improvements.

The initiative to bring the hippos back to the zoo was a costly one, but the cost and effort proved highly successful as the hippo habitat will be enjoyed by visitors for years to come. James Dondero and the team of philanthropist that made the hippo revival possible have brought a very valuable resource back to the city. The fact that visitors do not have to travel to the deepest darkest jungles to see a hippo has become quite the sight to behold and the facility itself has exceeded all expectations.

James Dondero is the co-founder and President of Highland Capital Management. Highland is an investment advisory company and manages more than $15 billion in assets. Through Dondero’s leadership, the company has grown in the investment world and become one o0f the largest alternative credit managers. The Highland team specializes in hedge funds collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), distressed and special situation private equity and long-only funds and separate accounts.

Dondero has a varied background in financial interests. He earned degrees in accounting and finance from the University Of Virginia McIntyre School Of Commerce. Mr. Dondero is also a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and has the right to use the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) designation. He has used his vast experience developing unique solutions for clients and helping those clients achieve their financial goals.

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