James Dondero is the president of Highland Capital Management. His firm is now among the biggest companies in America that manages assets. With more than $17 billion in assets, Highland Capital Management is a major market player. The company also competes on the world stage with offices in America and around the world. This allows the company to monitor and stay on top of emerging markets and trends.
Jim Dondero made a decision to move his company to Dallas from the West Coast. The move turned out to be a positive one. Dallas and the Fort-Worth area is home to more than seven million people. Dallas is also home to a number of major corporations and businesses. This makes the metro area fertile ground for asset management ventures.
For James Dondero and Highland Capital Management, the mission goes beyond merely being the best at managing assets. Dondero is a philanthropist who gives heavily to certain Dallas non-profit organizations. Several of his favorite organizations include the University of Texas Center for BrainHealth, Dallas Zoo, and the Family Place to name several. Giving back is important for Dondero and Highland Capital Management. It keeps the company connected to its community.
On the business side of things, Highland Capital Management keeps busy serving retail and institutional investors around the world. Its services include high-yield credit, public equities, private equity, structured credit, and real estate. The company has continually evolved over the past three decades and adapted to new asset classes, geographies, and innovative investment strategies.
This has kept the company at the forefront of its industry. No doubt, Highland Capital Management also hires and retains dedicated industry professionals who are tops in their field. Jim Dondero and Highland Capital Management have a lot to look forward to. The company is a business success and a major donor to non-profits. Giving back and being the best it can be has its rewards.
Adam Milstein has made philanthropy an important priority in his work and his charity work has become known all over the world, so much so that he made Richtopia’s list of the World’s Top 200 Do Gooders. That list has included billionaire businessmen like Warren Buffet, the Trump family, Mark Zuckerberg and TV personalities like Oprah Winfrey and politicians including the Clintons and Obamas. Milstein’s contributions to the Jewish community through financial giving and promoting a strong Israel also landed him the Jerusalem Post’s Top 50 Most Influential Jews list just 8 months ago and he and his wife Gila have also recently hosted a video production competition along with StandWithUs.
Adam Milstein is a founding member and current Managing Partner of Hager Pacific Properties, one of the largest and most affluent Jewish American real estate investment firms. He’s responsible for acquiring capital for property purchases and property administration tasks. Prior to real estate brokering, Milstein lived in Israel and served in the military for four years including fighting in the Yom Kippur War in 1973. He also worked in construction and building framing for several years with his father, and then also ran a business selling art to the temples while attending the Israeli Technion – Institute of Technology. He married Gila Elgrably in 1974 and has raised three daughters with her.
Adam Milstein founded the Milstein Family Foundation in the year 2000, an organization that has not only financially supported other Jewish American activists and resources, but has also supplied educational materials such as Hebrew learning and heritage books. The foundation’s values lie in active philanthropy, path life impact and philanthropic synergy. The Milsteins have been actively involved in every organization the foundation supports, they try to educate each Jewish American age group according to their appropriate time in life, and they call for Jewish leaders around the nation to join with them in building strong communities.
Adam Milstein helped found the Israeli-American Council where he currently serves as chairman, and has also been on the boards of organizations such as StandWithUs, Hillel International and its sister foundations, AIPAC and Hasbara Fellowships. He also is involved with student groups promoting Jewish culture on American campuses. Milstein has also been a keynote speaker at several political action conferences.