James Dondero, the president and co-founder of Highland Capital Management, L.P gave $1 million to the Dallas Family Place, a leading charitable agency that supports family violence victims in the greater Dallas. The donation was granted during the 21st Annual Texas Trailblazer Luncheon Family Place Awards held at the Dallas, Texas Hilton Anatole.
The donations were administered through the Highland Dallas Foundation, Inc., a charitable division of Highland Capital Management. This contribution is planned to part of the raised capital campaign funds for the next two years. Before this donation, The Family Place had a shortage of $200,000 that needed to advance its Legacy Campaign of supporting family violence victims.
In a declaration, Dondero said that his donation was part of the answer to the cries expressed by Dallas Police Chief David Brown and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings to help work out family violence life-threatening problems in Dallas.
James Dondero was amazed at how The Family Place was implementing its philanthropic campaign; he expressed great joy and promised future help. He said that his company was contented with putting money in one of the most thoughtful and generous community programs.
Dondero also issued a call to action plan among other stakeholders to help support the Family Place’s tremendous efforts in providing family violence victims with life-changing services and lifesaving shelter.
Part of the donation is meant for constructing a new facility.
Part of the donation is aimed to help create new family violence victims Central Counseling Center. This new building is already under design by the leading design firm and architect Corgan.
The structure is planned to house dental and medical clinics, several emergency shelter bedrooms, multiple groups and individual children counseling rooms among other functions. The structure is intended to help thousands of annual victims who seek for emergency space and shelter.
The real emergency shelter at The Family Place already served under maximum capacity. But this new structure is meant to provide other emergency provisions for teen dating and bullying violence prevention campaigns supposed to target thousands of students. The facility is also planned to have a ground child development center.