On October 7, 2016, James Dondero; the president of the Highland Capital Management announced a $1million challenge award to Family Place. The award was in the form of a grant and was to be used to supports family violence victims. Family Place had purposed to raise the $2.8 million so as to reach the target of $16.5 million that they had hoped to fund-raise. The grant was to be administered through Highland Dallas Foundation, Inc. which promotes human welfare. Dondero said that the grant was meant to help communities in Dallas in solving family violence.
Together with other well-wishers, the Family Place had through its Philanthropic arm purposed to raise funds to help in saving the situation of family violence victims in Dallas. Paige Flink, the CEO of Family Place called upon anyone that was willing to contribute towards saving the victims to take advantage of the opportunity.
There was a need to construct and monitor the operations of another Counselling Center at Dallas so that it took care of family violence victims. This facility was to be named in honor of Ann Moody. It was planned to have bedrooms, clinics, a call center, children and adult counseling rooms, and space for job training.
The facility was meant to provide critical emergency shelter to 2,000 victims per year. It was also meant to offer training to teens on violence prevention. It purposed to reach more than 6,000 teens per year. Other provisions in the facility included: an animal center for pets and a child development center.
Highland Capital Management specializes in offering professional financial advice. It started its operations in 1993 under James Dondero and Mark Okada. James is the president of Highland Capital Management. The headquarters of the firm are in Dallas, Texas. They also have offices in Sao Paolo, New York, and Seoul. Highland Capital Management has a philanthropic arm known as Highland Dallas Foundation.
Family Place provides services to families under violence in Texas. It offers community education and advocacy services to the violence victims and their families. Family Place is planning to build another facility in Dallas through the funds raised in the $2.8 million campaign. Programs are provided in English and Spanish languages. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesdonderohcm