James Dondero is Giving Back and Helping an Important Dallas Non-Profit to “Get Things Done”

It has been said that the most effective use of one’s life is not to accumulate things for us in our life, but to create the things which endure after we are gone. This is the concept behind the idea of “giving back” and one Texas businessman has learned how to do it very well. James Dondero, Co-founder and President of Highland Capital Management, has made the idea of giving back a significant part of his life. His company’s philanthropic arm The Highland Dallas Foundation, works with local non-profits to not only gain financial resources and build partnerships, but to grow those resources through strategic and conservative financial planning.

 

James Dondero is a graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and holds dual degrees in the areas of Accounting and Finance. He also holds certifications in the following areas Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), and Certified Public Accountant (CPA). James Dondero started his career with the Morgan Guaranty training program in 1984 and excelled in his group. After this he found himself on the fast track serving in positions such as Corporate Bond Analyst and then Portfolio Manager at American Express from 1985 till 1989.

 

From 1989 to 1993 he worked as Chief Investment Officer to help create the GIC subsidiary of Protective Life and assisted in its guiding it from its inception to an eventual valuation of over $2B. After this he went on to co-found Highland Street Capital and has helmed it ever since. This gives him more than 30 years of qualified experience as one of the countries most recognized financial authorities. He serves in a wide variety of Chairmen positions, including Cornerstone Healthcare, CCS Medical, and NexBank. In addition, he also serves on the board of directors for both MGM Studios and American Bank Note.

 

Most recently James Dondero has announced that Highland Street Capital has issued a challenge grant thought The Highland Dallas Foundation to The Family Place, the leading organization in Dallas assisting those affected by family violence, in the amount of $1M. The grant is established to match 50% of all donations made to The Family Place from October 4, 2016 till April 4, 2017 for the purpose of ensuring that the last $2.8M of the groups $16.5M capital funds campaign is completed.

 

The funding campaign is intended to go toward The Family Place’s Legacy Campaign. The Legacy Campaign is designed to create new opportunities to help those who are affected by the scourge of family violence in the greater Dallas area. This will be accomplished through the construction of new facilities that are needed, in the form of the Ann Moody Center, which will provide emergency shelter and counseling services. It will also be the home of the organizations new BE Project, which will focus on efforts to stop the cycle of bullying and prevent teen dating violence.

 

The challenge grant issued by Mr. Dondero is just one more way that he is giving back to the community. As he said in the announcement of the grant at The Family Place’s 21st Annual Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon, “Dallas is a community that gets things done”. With the help of people like Mr. Dondero The Family Place can also continue to gets things done for a long time to come

 

The Family Place, Dallas’ leading organization supporting victims of family violence https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesdonderohcm

Contributions Made By Eric Pulier In The Technology Industry

Eric Pulier is regarded as one of the leading entrepreneurs in the complex enterprise technology industry and government projects. Over the years, Eric has enabled many start-up companies to realize their dreams by providing them with financial support. The technologist was born in New Jersey. He went to Teaneck High School. Later, Pulier enrolled in the celebrated Harvard University where he graduated with his bachelor’s degree in English and American literature.

As a university student, Eric Pullier made significant contributions in the Harvard Crimson. He published his articles on institution’s newspaper. Pulier wrote on different topics authoritatively and with a sense of humor. Over the years, he has used technology to develop innovative platforms. Eric’s interactive software have helped many children to be able to interact with other kids diagnosed with chronic illnesses.

In 1991, Eric relocated to Los Angeles, where he incorporated People Doing Things. This corporation focused on providing schools and healthcare facilities with innovative technological solutions. In 1994, Eric founded Digital Evolution. In 1998, the interactive agency merged with the US interactive LLC. Notably, the revered President Inaugural Committee selected Eric to design and implement the presidential technology exhibit, Bridge to the 21st Century. Almost all media stations featured him considering that this project was designed with the objective of celebrating President Clinton and Al Gore’s second commemoration.

Through his innovative strategies, Eric has made tremendous contribution in the technology industry. To this end, he has helped in founding, funding, and co-founding more than 15 companies. Some of these corporations are Media Platform, SOA Software, Desktone and US Media Interactive LLC. Owing to his successful career, different companies have awarded his efforts. Recently, VAR Business recognized the shrewd entrepreneur as one of the 30 e-visionaries. Over the years, he has attended many forums and conferences where he has delivered key note addresses. Eric is an executive director of the Enterprise Leadership Council. He is also affiliated with the Clinton Global Initiative.

In his long and successful career, Eric has supported numerous charitable initiatives. He is the brain behind a multimedia educational platform seeking to help patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis to learn more about the disease. To this end, he has worked closely with the Multiple Sclerosis Society to ensure that the project is successful.