James Dondero has years of experience meeting the financial needs of people in and around the Dallas area, but even though he could be considered a high-powered executive, he has not forgotten the people who helped him get where he is today. The Highlands Financial executive engages in a great deal of philanthropic work in the Dallas area.
Dondero believes in continuing education and in supporting military veterans who sacrificed their time and a few years of life in service to their country. The Snowball Express is not a train as its name might suggest. It supports veterans and their family when they return home.
The Highland Financial executive does more than just support military veterans. Over the years he has lived in Dallas, Dondero has contributed thousands of dollars to the Perot Museum and the Uplift Education organization. The Perot Musuem helps school-age children better understand science and helps steer young people toward careers in science, technology, engineering and math fields. Uplift helps the public education system produce individuals who are ready to go to college or enter the trades when the time comes.
His philanthropy also extends to helping vulnerable children in need. Capital for Kids is an organization of financial professionals who use their expertise to bring money to other organizations that provide relief to vulnerable children and their families. Not everything Dondero does is wholly educational, he believes kids and adults should have fun as well. He rounds out his charity work by contributing to the Dallas zoo.