James Dondero Helps Bring Back The Hippos

Fraudulent people not only attack small businesses and vulnerable people, they also entice large, reputable corporations and management companies. In 2007, Credit Suisse made an appeal to single philanthropic donors as well as large entities like Highland Capital Management to endorse their plan to build on an artificial lake in Nevada. The case was deemed indeed fraudulent, and the jury’s ruling was in favor of Highland Capital Management. After money was received for the financing of this project, Credit Suisse immediately filed for bankruptcy. They were in hopes that this move would allow them to keep the donations, and now feel that the legal system is unfair because it didn’t.

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Highland Capital Management was co-founded by James Dondero. He also serves as president, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board. Dondero has more than thirty years of credit market experience. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce. He later received training in finance through a financial program from JP Morgan. James spends most of his long days working to help organizations within the Dallas community, and surrounding areas, where he is a resident. One of the activities was to give money to the Dallas Zoo. Read more about James Dondero on Bloomberg.

For nearly twenty years, the Dallas Zoo had closed down the Hippo Habitat because the last Hippo had died. Many inquiries came in to the zoo requesting them to reopen the habitat. With no funds to do so, the habitat remained closed. The decision was based on the premise that it was no longer needed. Many calls were made, and letters written by people who felt that the Hippo Habitat was needed. They wanted their families, especially the children, to experience watching the larger animals. The zoo listened and addressed all of the concerns. After two decades, they decided to rebuild and modernize the Hippo Habitat. James Dondero donated $1 million dollars to this effort, so that families could enjoy the wonderment of the hippos, and enjoy watching them as they amused visitors with their amazing antics. Follow James on Linkedin.


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