In a collaborative effort, Dallas, Texas-based Highland Capital Management, and renowned philanthropist Linda Owens will explore new charitable opportunities for James Dondero’s asset management organization. Ms. Owen, acting as Highland Capital Management’s charitable distribution administrator, will work with the Dallas Foundation, that oversees the organization’s charitable distribution fund.
More than $ 3 million goes to local and regional charitable organizations involved in education, veteran’s affairs, health care, and Dallas community needs. Current beneficiaries include the Dallas Zoo, the Center for Brain Health, the American Heart Association, Uplift Education and many other worthy causes.
James Dondero, commenting on Linda Owens appointment, “As we’ve expanded our philanthropic activities, we recognized the need for a dedicated professional to manage these efforts and ensure our contributions make the greatest impact in our community and the causes we support.” He cites her experience in developing relationships with the Dallas community as her strong point. She has a strong conviction towards charitable giving and believes in its impact within the community.
According to Glass Door, James Dondero shares the same commitment towards charitable giving as Owens does. Owens believes that their commitment and vision for the future serves as a solution to the many issues confronting local non-profit groups. Owens commenting on her appointment, “It’s an incredible opportunity to work alongside someone with that kind of dedication and I look forward to helping channel it into thoughtful, giving.”
Linda Owens served as the CEO and President of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation, coordinating the Klyde Warren Park development in Dallas. Prior to joining the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation, Owens held the title of President and CEO of the Real Estate Council, a non-profit commercial real estate organization.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Juris Doctor degree. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, Owens worked at Wald, Harkrader & Ross, as a real estate associate. The Crystal Charity Ball and the Family Place are some of the many charitable organizations Linda has worked with.