Highland Capital recently decided to grow its already established philanthropic program. As a result they have enlisted a well know Dallas figure to help manage the program. Linda Owen is well known for her work at The Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation and well as her involvement with the Crystal Charity Ball. She has been involved in the Dallas her entire life and will be a solid addition to an already strong program established by Highland Capital.
Highland Capital contributes over $3 million on an annual basis to charitable causes and that money is managed through The Dallas Foundation. Linda Owen will be working side by side with the foundation to help form and strengthen the firm’s philanthropic program. The Dallas Fund is a well know organization that has been around since 1929, focusing on improving the lives of the residents in the Dallas area through various grant . Both Owen and the Dallas Foundation have a long history in strategic planning for charitable giving.
In past years, Highland Capital has been known to contribute to many local Dallas Charities including: Perot Museum of Nature and Science, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, the Center for Brain Health, the Dallas Zoo, Uplift Education, Snowball Express and the American Heart Association.
Highland Capital philanthropic program is not limited to its financial donations. The firms’ culture encourages its employees to also be engaged with the local causes and assist them with overcoming any challenges they face.
Much of Highland Capitals Philanthropic culture is created and driven by the Firm’s Founder and President James Dondero. James founded Highland Capital in 1993 and had always incorporated sense of giving in the firms culture. James is actively involved in many local charities especially causes involving veterans, education and public policy. Dondero often lends his expertise to local charities in an advisory position. Dondero focus on local charities is his belief that it is important to improve the lives of the people around you.