Highland Capital Works With Dallas Foundation
Highland Capital Management and The Dallas Foundation diligently cooperate in a big way with the goal of improving communities in North Texas.
Highland Capital Management, L.P., is an SEC-registered investment adviser and is one of the most experienced and largest global alternative investment managers. Together with their affiliates, they have approximately $18 billion of assets under management. Founded in 1993 by James Dondero and Mark Okada, Highland’s headquarters are in Dallas, Texas and they also maintain offices in New York, Singapore, Seoul, and Sao Paolo. They are proud to invest in the communities where their employees work and live. Since 2005, the firm and its partners have committed over $10 million to organizations all around the world and were looking for a partner to aid in managing their annual local philanthropic budget that has grown to over $3 million.
The Dallas Foundation is the oldest community foundation in Texas. A community foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt philanthropic entity which is dedicated to benefiting a community in a given area and serving its needs. It connects donors with a large network of nonprofits that aid the communities with greater impact, smarter grant-making, and a wide variety of charitable initiatives.
The Dallas Foundation will be holding one of these seminars on Thursday, July 13, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. Pre-registration is required and will be available starting approximately six weeks before the seminar, which will offer insight into The Dallas Foundation’s process for requesting a grant. They present two competitive grant cycles every year for grant requests from funds established by donors for the purpose of benefiting agencies that serve a specific population such as disabled or low-income children or agencies with a particular philanthropic interest.