James Dondero, the Chief Executive Officer with the Biggest Heart

The name James Dondero is one that is synonymous with many good things among them, charity. Having been the head of Highland Capital Management for a long time, he has managed to master the art of entrepreneurship and as a result of that made millions of profit in the process.

Mr. Dondero has had a perfect run in the world of business even before starting Highland Capital Management back in 1993. He managed to oversee the growth of protective life’s GIC subsidiary up to $2 billion in just four short years which was very impressive indeed.

But as a real entrepreneur and a principled man, Mr. Dondero fully understands one thing – charity begins at home. And that explains why he had channeled millions back to the Texas community as a way of improving the quality of life for everyone.

One of the areas that Mr. Dondero has invested heavily is in the educational sector. He believes that every child has to have a good education if they are to turn into productive members of the society in the long run.

One of his notable contribution towards improving the quality of education in Dallas is none other than the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Institute project. The latter museum was established to help young people to fully understand the former president’s reign that occurred between 2001-2008.

He also channeled a couple of millions of dollars into the development of the Perot Museum of Natural Science. Mr. Dondero takes pride in this particular project because for starters; it helps kids understand science from a straightforward, simple approach. The latter is important because it lays a solid foundation that will assist them into smart scientists in future, which is what the world needs.

Apart from education, Mr. Dondero has also extended financial help in other projects that promote entertainment. One such projects are the Dallas Zoo which has seen the introduction of hippos especially after a long time of absence. Business aside, Mr. Dondero also happens to be a family man who is dedicated to being a father who leads by example.

 

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