It was announced in October that Highland Capital Management L.P. will match 50% of any donations made to the Legacy Campaign up to $1 million dollars until April 4, 2017. The Legacy Campaign is a fundraising initiative for The Family Place, one of Dallas, Texas, leading centers for family members who were victims of domestic violence.
The goal of the Legacy Campaign is to help raise money for the construction of a new counseling center in Dallas. This center, named Ann Moody Place, will house an emergency 13 bedroom facility, a call center, medical and dental clinics, counseling rooms for all family members, and job training rooms. Overall, Ann Moody Place will help 2,000 domestic violence survivors yearly.
In addition to providing services to domestic violence victims, Ann Moody Place will house the Be Project, This service project works with over 6,000 school children a year to provide services in the prevention of teen bullying and violence amongst students. In addition to all the services listed above, Ann Moody Place will have an attached kennel service to provide a safe place for those survivors of domestic abuse who do not want to leave their beloved pets behind.
Co founder and CEO of Highland Capital Management, L.P., James Dondero firmly believes in giving back to the community and answering the call for help issued by Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings in regards to these sometimes life threatening situations. What inspired James Dondero to partially fund the Legacy Campaign was the sense of community coming together to help those in need during stressful situations.
Mr. Dondero’s company Highland Capital Management was founded by himself and Mark Okada in 1993 and oversees a variety of investments valued at $16 billion dollars. Highland Capital manages: pension plans, endowments, corporate funds, and financial institutions across the globe. James Dondero graduated from the University of Virginia with the highest honors and has over thirty years experience with capital management.
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