James Dondero: The Bruce Wayne of Dallas

While you might not know James Dondero, the name Bruce Wayne should sound familiar as the caped crusaders everyday alter-ego. Although the Batman’s true identity usually isn’t the most interesting part of this superhero’s adventures, the mysterious philanthropic billionaire, who is almost too charitalbe towards Gotham to be believable, seems to have formed an extended real life version of itself with the Highland Capital Hedge Fund Co-Founder and President. Learn more about James Dondero at Affiliate Dork.

Dondero founded the now nearly $20 billion company back in 1993 and has made sure that Highland has stayed committed to giving back to the Dallas community ever since. With almost 30 years of experience in credit and equity markets, while also being connected to 11 board members in 11 organizations across 25 different industries, like Wayne Dondero seems to have also not let his affluence and power diminish his compassion. According to Business Wire, Highland donates over $3 million a year through The Dallas Foundation; an organization that commits itself to the furthered progress of the community. Through them Highland, under the leadership of Dondero, has donated to the Center for Brain Health, Uplift Education, the American Heart Association, and the Dallas Zoo; where a $1 million donation was made to build a 4,485 square foot enclosure so that the Hippo Hut could return back alongside the other animal exhibits in Dallas.

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Dondero has also partnered with civic leaders in the community of Dallas such as Linda Owen who said about working with the Hedge Fund Manager and his company that it was, “an incredible opportunity to work alongside a firm with that kind of dedication, and I look forward to helping channel it into thoughtful, impactful giving.” Back in October of 2016, James Dondero even announced a $1 million challenge grant in support of The Family Place; another Dallas based organization leading in the aid of victims of family violence. It seems that Dondero has the same level of commitment to seeing Dallas progress as Wayne does with Gotham, however, I wouldn’t expect to seem him in any tights and a cape anytime soon Read more about James Dondero at Daily Forex Report.