Recently, an article about James Dondero and his corporation, Highland Capital Management supporting the Dallas Zoo in Texas was published on Noracl.news. The article begins with explanations of several years of planning and construction set for the Dallas Zoo ever since the removal of the Hippos exhibit. The article goes on to cite a quote by the Zoo’s CEO and President, Greg Hudson, in which he states that he is excited to see the Hippos exhibit return after 15 years thanks to several donors, including James Dondero.
As said before, with the help of several donors and supporters, the Dallas Zoo will be re-welcoming the Hippos exhibit, which will be formally known as the Simmons Hippo Post. Deeper into the article, the honorary chairmen and president of the Zoo thank the several private institutions that generously donated to the project. One of the generous donors included James Dondero, Co-Founder and President Highland Capital Management. Dondero donated 1 million, which was dedicated towards building extensive educational displays and private events focused around the hippos. The Zoo has gone on the thank Dondero extensively for his charitable acts.
In fact, the article goes on to state that this is not James Dondero’s first big charitable project. He is a world-renowned philanthropist and pursues charity efforts not only by himself, but also through his business. For example, Dondero and his corporation teamed up with the president of Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation, Linda Owen, to plan philanthropic projects and charity events shortly before working with the Dallas Zoo.
It is no secret the James Dondero enjoys giving back to other organizations and invests great time into making sure his projects are carefully created and heartfelt. Some of his other projects include the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, the American Heart Association, the George W. Bush Presidential Library, and etc. Although these are finished philanthropic project, Dondero is still donating frequently to each organization.
In its last few paragraphs, the article cites a quote by one of Dondero’s executives, Mike Rawlings, who stated that Dondero’s commitment to philanthropy is inspiring. All the organizations Dondero continually thank him for his generosity and support, especially the Dallas Zoo, who is hopeful for the future of their Simmons Hippo Post exhibit.