The co-founder and president of the Highland Capital Management Group, James Dondero, stated that the company would be responding to the challenge grant from The Family Place by donating $1 million. According to James Dondero, the company has a responsibility to help the society, and the project of The Family Place would greatly improve the condition of families in Dallas. The Family Place tapped the assistance of the city government of Dallas and the local law enforcement to deliver the message to Dallas-based companies, asking them for support. The Family Place will be using the money donated by the companies to their Legacy Campaign, which allows the creation of an emergency shelter for those who are being abused physically at home. The funds will also be used to train professionals who would help the victims recover emotionally, mentally, and physically. The Family Place shared that Dallas-based companies immediately supplied their target fund, and they only need $2.8 million to complete the required fund for the project. The Highland Dallas Foundation, Inc., which is a philanthropic arm of the Highland Capital Management, is the one managing the donation given to The Family Place. Visit his website at jamesdondero.com.
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According to the Dallas law enforcement agencies, there is a steady increase in the number of domestic violence incidents in the city. They had to work with the city government and The Family Place to put an end to domestic violence. They are supporting the proposal of The Family Place to build an emergency shelter within the city, and they also added that the shelter would also house various facilities needed for recovery. They are estimating that over 2,000 individuals would benefit from the project once the construction finishes. James Dondero is one of the most generous business owners after he signed the $1 million donations for the project. Read more about James Dondero on Bloomberg.com.
The Family Place was incorporated in 1978, and since then, they have been working hard to ensure that families in the United States would not be torn apart just because of domestic violence. They are counseling the involved parties, and if the issue is severe, that is the only time that the local enforcement will be involved.