Highland Capital Management’s co-founder and president, James Dondero, announced that their business would be donating a challenge grant amount to $1 million. This move is highly regarded as a response to the pleading of The Family Place for support to the campaign they launched called the Legacy Campaign. The Family Place is the leading organization in Dallas that takes care of domestic violence victims, and their target fund is only $2.8 million short. The grant is being administered through the company’s philanthropic arm, called the Highland Dallas Foundation, Inc.
James Dondero explained that the grant is their response to the calls of the city mayor and the police chief officer to put an end to life-threatening issues surrounding Dallas. He believes that the civic community in the city is adept in making things done, and appealed to everyone to extend their help in older for The Family Place to achieve their goal. One of the assistance that the organization is receiving is the fact that a new counseling center in Dallas is being considered upon by the officials. Its design is believed to have 13 emergency shelter rooms, a clinic, a call center, multiple counseling rooms and multipurpose spaces that can be used for leisure. Over two thousand affected being are expected to visit the future facility once it has been opened to the public.
The Family Place could not hide their excitement with what is presently going on. They cannot thank James Dondero enough for his generosity, aiming to help the organization in achieving their goals. James Dondero is no stranger to The Family Place, as it is Texas’ biggest family violence service provider. They are working all day and all night to eliminate any form of domestic violence. Since their inception in 1978, hundreds of thousands of people from around the United States of America has visited their office or contacted their counselor just for the sake of receiving a counseling session. They offered information not just to the mothers and their children, but also to the batterers, and made them realize how bad it is to be involved in domestic violence. James Dondero is hoping that with his company’s help, the issue on battered housewives and children would soon come to an end.