James Dondero Names Linda Owen as Charitable Giving Manager
The Dallas based finance firm Highland Capital Management has named Linda Owen as its new charitable giving manager. This position will entail overseeing all of the charitable activities that the firm looks to participate in. Owen has a long and extensive track record of managing charitable organizations. She is currently as civic leader in the city and has served as the president of The Dallas Foundation as well as the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation. With her extensive background she will be able to provide guidance and direction to the firm in terms of getting the most out of its charitable activities. Owen will ensure the Highland Capital reaches its goals of contributing to the community and help make it a better place. Since she is familiar with Highland Capital, Linda Owen will have an advantage in leading the firm in managing its charity programs.
Highland Capital Management invests a considerable amount of money in its charitable causes. In fact it invests $3 million annually in funding its charitable activities and therefore looks to get the most out of its funding. Each year the firm contributes to causes such as veteran’s affairs, education, health care, and community matters in Dallas and the surrounding metro area. The firm also makes contributions to a number of specific organizations which provide the community with enlightenment as well as organizations that help promote healthy living. By participating in these charitable activities, Highland Capital Management is able to establish itself as a leader in helping make a positive impact in the community.
The person who hired Linda Owen to be in charge of charitable activities is James Dondero. He is the co founder of this firm as well as serving as its president. Over the course of over 23 years, Dondero has established the firm as one of the leading managers of hedge fund and credit. James attended the University of Virginia where he studied accounting and finance. He would graduate with the highest honors and then start his career as a credit investor trainee. During his career he would get to positions where he worked for major companies such as American Express and manage up to $2 billion for clients. Eventually James started up his own finance firm in the early 1990’s.