Highland Capital Management, L.P which was co-founded by James Dondero helped to partially sponsor the construction of 2.1 acres which will house Hippos and will be known as the Hippo Outpost at the Dallas Zoo. Highland management, L.P donated one million dollars for the Highland Capital Lodge. The 5,000 square foot lodge will house special displays and will be used for private events. With the completion of the 14 million dollar Hippo Outpost, zoo visitors will be able to see hippos once again since the death of hippo Papa. After four years of planning and preparation, the zoo hopes to see an increase in visitors. Learn more about James Dondero at Affiliate Dork.
The construction of the exhibit was a bit difficult as the design of the exhibit had to circulate fresh water through several pools and the outdoors. The difficulty came from designing a natural looking water feature, but the pools had to be sturdy enough to withstand a hippos weight and mouth. The Dallas Zoo project will be of great economic benefit for the zoo and the community and will bring great joy to all of the zoo visitors who see the hippos.
— Highland Capital (@HighlandCapMgmt) June 6, 2018
The Dallas Zoo exhibit is just one of the philanthropic projects that James Dondero and his company Highland Capital Management have helped fund. Highland Capital Management has donated millions of dollars to charities and non-profit organization through the charitable arm of the company, The Dallas Foundation. Highland Capital Management forms partnerships with programs and institutions that benefit the people of Dallas. James Dondero and his firm have donated to several places such as the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, The Family Place, and this donation for the Zoo’s Hippo Outpost and the Highland Capital Lodge are just the latest projects from James Dondero and Highland capital management.
The publicity gained by James Dondero and co-owner Mark Okada from all of their charitable and philanthropic projects have earned Highland Capital Management a spot in the 2015 Dallas Business Journals Best Places to Work. All of the executives and the owners of Highland Capital Management are committed to philanthropy and helping the community. Read more about James Dondero at Daily Forex Report.