Three months ago the president and co-founder of Highland Capital Management, James Dondero, announced it awarded a $1 million challenge grant. The grant went towards helping the The Family Place. an organization that provides support to victims of family violence. The grant went towards helping The Family Place raise its final $2.8 million for its campaign. Read more about James at Crunchbase.
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The grant was administered via Dondero’s company’s philanthropic arm, which is Highland Dallas Foundation. The grant matched 50 percent of funds raised for the campaign for a specific period of months. The amount the grant would match was up to a $1 million.
When James Dondero made the announcement in October, The Family Place already raised $200,000 towards its campaign. That was matched with $100,000, which was thanks to Highland’s grant.
Family violence is a huge problem in Dallas, and Dondero said the grant was an answer to call-to-action by both the police chief in Dallas and the mayor of Dallas.
The Family Place launched a campaign that impressed Highland Capital Management, and that’s one of the reasons they chose to award the grant to The Family Place. Dondero also said the civic community in the city know how to get things done.
The Legacy Campaign supports building a new counseling center for victims of family violence. The building was designed by Corgan, a well-known design and architecture firm. The building includes over 12 emergency shelter bedrooms, as well as a dental clinic, medical clinic and a number of counseling rooms for both adults and children. There’s also spaces for job training. Learn more about James Dondero at Affiliate Dork.