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James Dondero and Mark Okada co-founded Highlands Capital Management L.P. in 1993. James Dondero who is the president of the organization has over 30 years of experience in the equity and credit markets focusing mainly on distressed and high-yield investments. Under his leadership, Highlands Capital has improved credit-oriented solutions for investors worldwide both retail and institutional. It’s also developed the Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO) market. Highlands Capital offers a variety of services such as private equity funds, CLOs, REITs, institutional separate accounts, hedge funds and ETFs.

James Dondero attended the University of Virginia, where he graduated with the highest honors in double majors in accounts and finance from the Mclntire School of Commerce. He was qualified for the Certified Managerial Accountant (CMA) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and earned a right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. He started his career in 1984 as a financial analyst in the JP Morgan Training Program. In 1985, he was employed at American Express as a corporate bond analyst and was later promoted to a portfolio manager. In 1989 to 1993, he worked as a Chief Investment Officer of Protective Life, helping the organization start the GIC branch that brought in over 2 billion dollars.

As a philanthropist, Mr. Dondero has donated millions of dollars to charity organizations dedicated to improving education and lives of the Dallas people through Highlands Capital. The organization donated 2 million dollars to Southern Methodist University that provided exceptional undergraduate students with opportunities to study abroad and access to senior-year internships. It also donated 1 million dollars to the Dallas Zoo to build the Hippo Hut for special education displays and private events. Highlands capital has also donated millions of dollars to Education is Freedom Organization dedicated to helping at-risk youths get college education. They’ve also helped Snowball Express Organization, which is dedicated to bringing happiness to children of fallen military heroes. Other organizations that they’ve given a helping hand include Uplift Education and The Family Place organizations. James Dondero serves on the Executive Board of the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business. He is also a board member of Jernigan Capita and is the president and chairman of NexPoint Residential Trust Inc. amongst other organizations.

James Dondero is the president of Highland Capital Management, L.P. He is from the Dallas Metro Area. He is a business owner and entrepreneur. What is the difference between a business owner and entrepreneur? A business owner focuses on profit and sales margins and an entrepreneur does that, has a defined purpose and deep passion for what they do. Speaking of him as a business owner and entrepreneur, he works with donors through his Management company to give scholarships and awards for certain academic paths for individuals. He also helps and volunteers within his community and abroad to give a light to those in a dark place.

James works to help the community thrive and grow. He gives to a charity called Education is Freedom. Through this charity, Dallas, residents, whom are “at-risk youth” are able to attain a college degree through testing, preparation and financial support. James is committed to helping the youth. He also donates to Perot Museum of Natural Science. Giving children a way to reach their full potential and become lifelong intentional learners is his goal. Through Perot, youth are able to learn mathematics and the sciences. This enables them to create technology, later on, that is well planned, though out, mathematically articulate and executed properly.

The most amazing thing James does is help those youth facing social or economic hardships. He donates to companies like Uplift Education and Capital for Kids. Uplift Education is geared towards youth who are in public schools. It creates an environment where they feel successful through being able to jump across that educational barrier. This also can have an impact on self-esteem indirectly. James gives these children hope that one day your future will be brighter, so don’t give up! James also donates to a company called Capital for Kids. Helping those less fortunate than he, something he holds dear. He gives to the homeless and those in need through Capital for Kids. This allows him to again bring education to all and close the gaps between social and economic issues. He is the light in others tunnels.

James is amazing from his own scholarship outreach initiatives, to those that go unnoticed sometimes like him helping those less fortunate. He is a man of many talents and truly cares for those he helps.

There are some very beautiful churches throughout the country. The Mighty Fortress Church is a beautiful church located in Minnesota. Mighty Fortress Church is located on 6000 Bass Lake Road in Minneapolis Minnesota.

Bishop TR Williams is the Bishop of the Mighty Fortress Church. Bishop Williams has been serving the Lord within his ministry for over three decades. Bishop Williams stresses the importance of Wisdom and Understanding when it comes to serving the Lord Jesus Christ.

Bishop Williams is a firm believer that the world is in steep decline due to selfishness, over indulgence and immorality. In addition, Bishop Williams stresses the importance of repentance before it is too late.

Mighty Fortress Church holds weekly services on Sunday morning. In addition, the church also has daily prayer services. The church has a structured teaching of the importance of Baptism, Communion, Prayer and accepting as well as loving ones fellow man.

The church seems to have a powerful influence among the Minneapolis community. It seems that people come from all over to hear the word of God spoken so eloquently by Bishop Williams. Parishioners seem serious about transforming their lives in an effort to serve God. In addition, it seems the believers are truly transformed every time they hear the word of God.

Helping those less fortunate is something that Bishop Williams has taken quite seriously. Therefore, there is a calendar of updated events that can be found on the web site. Many of the churches events revolve around helping the sick and attending to the needs of the impoverished and less fortunate.

Mighty Fortress Web site can be found at Visitors to the web site can email Bishop Williams directly with any questions or immediate concerns.

There are some other churches located within the heart of Minneapolis that are also quite beautiful. The Basilica of Saint Mary’s is a stunning church which was the first Basilica in the United States. The church is of Roman Catholic origin. This beautiful church opened in the early 1900’s. The Basilica sits on two acres of ground with beautiful trees and lush gardens. A large community of worshipers attend mass at this location each and every week.

Saint Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church is located on Irving Ave in Minneapolis. The church is quite large and has some beautiful religious decor throughout the interior of the church. Similar to the Catholic Church, the Orthodox Church celebrates several feast days throughout the year. Fr. George Dokos is the head pastor of Saint Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church. Saint Mary’s also has an updated calendar of church events for the remainder of 2017.

Saint Mary’s always welcomes new parishioners. Additional information about the church can be obtained by visiting the Saint Mary’s web site. Please see

Gethsemane Episcopal Church is an historical landmark located in downtown Minneapolis. The church is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The church is quite beautiful with an interior Gothic art style. Beautiful carvings of our Lord and the Angles surround the main alter.

Gethsemane Episcopal Church does offer pastoral care to those in need. The church will gladly assist the sick and disabled upon request. Regular daily services are held in the morning hours. Please see the web site at

Cancer Treatment Centers of America has launched Clinical Pathways by teaming up with Allscritps and NantHealth. This platform enables oncologists to identify treatment regimens for patients. The Clinical Pathways program helps inform the cancer treatment process without disturbing the physician’s clinical workflow. Clinical Pathways takes out the guesswork by physicians. Clinical Pathways integrates the latest in cancer research and is designed with the patient in mind.

Clinical Pathways provides custom treatment options that are specifically tailored to the patient’s health and specific disease state. Clinical Pathways has many features and also include price comparison between treatment options. Clinical Pathways also gives the option to expedite approval from insurance providers.

The eviti solution plays a critical role in bringing together the Clinical Pathways platform. Physicians are able to access real-time treatment options for all cancer types. This collective technology is a true game-changer for the cancer treatment industry.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America is based in Boca Raton, Florida. Cancer Treatment Centers of America uses conventional approaches to fight cancer. The most common methods of treatment used are surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and immunotherapy.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America also offers integrative therapies to help with the many side effects that may occur. Richard J. Stephenson’s mother passed away because of cancer. Dissatisfied with the treatment options given to his mother, Stephenson set out to make a change in the industry and opened the first Cancer Treatment Centers of America hospital in 1988′. Still, till this day Cancer Treatment Centers of America is determined to make a change in the lives of those that are affected by cancer.

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The Dallas Zoo is one of the most sought after zoos in the country, drawing thousands of visitors each and every day. However, it has its struggles just like all the great zoos do. The Dallas Zoo struggles to build state of the art habitats for animals so they can be comfortable and cozy. The hippo is one animal who had to be cut from the zoo over expenses. Now thanks to Dallas’ most popular philanthropist James Dondero, the hippos are coming back.

The Dallas Zoo spent four years planning and collecting $14 million dollars needed to create their new 2.1 acre habitat for the hippos. The new habitat allows for an underwater viewing window to wow the visitors without disturbing the animal’s personal space. The new spot is in the Wilds of Africa section, which is close to the station. Dallas Zoo has had no hippos for 16 years but residents and tourists kept asking for hippos. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings applauded the work of several philanthropists including James Dondero. James Dondero contributed $1 million dollars to aid in the rebuild of the hippo habitat. The new exhibit boasts an amazing 120,000 gallon waterhole habitat, that offers a new viewing perspective of the hippos. The Dallas Zoo has raised the bar for today’s zoo.

The two new hippos who call the exhibit home are Adhama and Biopelo, both come from the Albuquerque Biological Park. The last hippo the zoo had, died in 2001. James Dondero has become a strong supporter of the community. He continues to lend a hand to any cause he believes in.

James Dondero is currently chief executive officer of Highland Management who has gained more than thirty years of equity market experience. He received dual majors in finance and accounting from the University of Virginia. James Dondero is a certified management accountant and now has the right to use the chartered financial analyst title.

James Dondero currently serves on the board of several major companies including MGM Studios and American Banknote. He is chairman for sever companies such as NexBank, CCS Medical Corporation and Cornerstone Healthcare.

Dr. Imran Haque is able to currently provide medical care for residents located is Asheboro, Ramseur and all of the surrounding areas. He is known as a highly respected internist that has been serving patients for more than 15 years. Some of the services that Dr. Haque provides includes physical exams, weight management services, 360 resurfacing, venus body contouring and diabetes management. At the University of Virginia, Dr. Imran Haque trained in the Internal Medicine Roanoke-Salem Program. Currently, Dr. Haque has a license that allows him to practice medicine in North Carolina. Along with his many other accomplishments Dr. Haque is also currently enrolled in the maintenance of Certification Program for Internal Medicine. Patients come to Dr. Imran Haque for both specific treatments and as their primary care physician.


Dr. Imran Haque provides laboratory and ultrasound services in his office so he can make sure to provide his patients with the right treatments. Dr. Haques main focus is always making sure that his patients are happy and satisfied when they leave his office. He is known as a highly wanted doctor and is always making sure that he puts all of his patients first. If a patient is to come in with an issue Dr. Haque does all that he can do to make sure that the patient is helped as good as he can do and that they leave highly satisfied. With all the accomplishments that Dr. Imran Haque has made it safe to say that he is one doctor that you can trust in.

Recently, Eva Moskowitz, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of a group of charter schools, Success Academy was handed a victory against New York City by the appeals court. The court ruled that the City overstepped its mandate by imposing pre-K regulations on her network of charter schools. Eva Moskowitz also received the Broad Prize award due to her efforts of ensuring Success Academy has offered quality education to children from low-income families across the state of New York. Success has about 14,000 students, most of them from low-income earning families in NY.


Performance of Success Academy


Last year, Success recorded spectacular results in English Language Arts (ELA), where over 75 percent of its students scored above grade in reading. The school also recorded excellent results in math tests. Through Eva Moskowitz’s efforts, kids from less privileged families are competing with those rich families learning in the most affluent suburban institutions.


About the Broad Prize Award


Success Academy won the prestigious Broad Prize Award and received a grant of $250,000. According to Eva Moskowitz, the money would be used to help in the creation of college programs for students who graduate from Success Academy. Success is largely funded by wealthy individuals operating in the hedge fund industry.


About Eva Moskowitz


Eva Moskowitz founded Success Charter Network in 2006. Today, the network has 41 schools serving 14,000 students. Success Academy has been hailed by prominent individuals such as Joel Klein, the New York City Schools Chancellor, who said it is among the best charter schools in the United States. Also, Mayor Michael Bloomberg recognized the school for it exceptional performance. Eva Moskowitz previously served as the chair of New York City education committee. The experience gave her insights about the education system after visiting hundreds of schools in New York City. Eva Moskowitz has a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.

The United States is the only developed country in the world on that does not have mandated paternal leave for both new parents, according to NPR. The Family and Medical Leave Act only mandates unpaid family leave. On top of that, it does not apply to everyone. More than 40 percent of workers in the United States are not eligible for any type of leave, paid or unpaid. According to the Department of Labor, workers are only guaranteed up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave in a one-year period if they have been employed for over a year with a company that has 50 or more employees.

Numerous studies have found that early bonding is especially important in a child’s development. Even if a worker is eligible for unpaid paternity leave on, many new parents do not take enough time off due to financial strain. New parents are forced to choose between getting a paycheck or taking care of their newborn child. Many workers have to use sick or vacation leave to cover their paycheck if they take time off after the birth of their child. For workers that do not have paid sick or vacation leave, they must take time off without pay. This can put a significant strain on a family’s finances. Many new parents simply cannot afford to take weeks or months of lost income. As a result, they go back to work much too early and miss an important time in their child’s early development.

Open Society Foundations, a large non-profit organization that is located in more than 100 countries, is doing the right thing by new parents by offering generous paternity leave benefits. Open Society Foundation on is a leader in the recent paternity leave movement and is doing a great service to new parents by offering generous amounts of paid paternity leave.

According to Forbes, Open Society Foundation’s paternal leave policy provides all of its 800 plus employees with six months of parental leave. New parents receive 50 percent of the time off at full pay. The final three months are paid at 70 percent. In addition, parents are given plenty of flexibility in how they chose to use the time off. This benefit includes the foundation’s United States offices, which employ more than 400 individuals. Open Society’s generous policy applies to mothers, fathers, custodial grandparents and adoptive, foster and surrogate parents.

The Open Society Foundations, one of the largest non-profit organizations in the world, is working to build open-minded and fair societies. The Foundation aims to hold governments accountable and accessible to all individuals within the society. Open Society Foundations encourage respect for fundamental human rights and minorities. Their goal is to help improve the lives of all individuals within a society.

Open Society Foundations was created by billionaire philanthropist George Soros. Soros has been involved in philanthropic causes since the late 1970s. George Soros on marketwatch envisions societies where human rights are respected and governments are held accountable. Soros founded the Open Society Foundations to create a network of partners and projects that would support human rights, government transparency and democracy.