Highland capital announced that it has awarded The Family Place $1 million dollars. It was during the 21st Annual Texas Trailblazer Awards that this announcement was made.
This organization, The Family Place, is a leading organization in Dallas that helps victims of domestic violence. This contribution was geared towards helping Family Place raise the remaining amount for the legacy campaign it sponsors.
So far, since the announcement that came in October, an additional $ 200,000 has been raised. Highland’s grant will help Family Place reach its campaign goal of $16.5 million. Dondero, himself, happy about the contribution, said his reaction was in response to the clarion call sounded by the Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings together with Dallas Chief David Brown for people to help in mitigating the rising cases of domestic violence.
The legacy Campaign is an effort towards assisting the operations of Central Dallas Counseling Center where victims of family violence get shelter. The idea is to build a new center, named to honor Ann Moody, for such victims of violence. Learn more about James Dandero: http://thedallasjournal.org/the-career-achievements-of-james-dondero/
The Ann Moody center will have a dental and medical clinic. There will be 13 shelter bedrooms, many private and group counselling spaces and a call center. There shall also be a multipurpose hall where job trainings can take place.
Since family Place’s emergency shelter is at full capacity, this new place, Ann Moody, will be able to serve more than 2000 victims yearly. In addition, the place will house Be Project, a project for the prevention of bullying in schools. There shall also be a shelter for animals, incase victims are able to come with their pets.
This is an SEC registered company. It has close to $16 billion assets under its management. This company was founded by Mark Okada and his counterpart James Dondero in 1993. James Dandero is both NexBank’s and CCS Medical’s chairman. He serves in a similar capacity in Cornerstone Healthcare and American Banknote.
James Dandero, graduate of University of Virginia,majored in finance and accounts. He is a CPA (certified public accountant), a CMA (certified management accountant) and a CFA (certified financial analyst).