To enable the Family Place to finish their Legacy Campaign strong, James Dondero, the co-founder and the president of Highland Capital Management, LLC, announced the $1 million challenge grant by the Highland Capital Management. Dondero Announced about the grant on a recent Family Place luncheon held at Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas. Dondero said that the grant would assist the Family Place to hit their target of $16 million donations to house the victims of family violence and those living in violent relationships.
James Dondero said that the grant, which is being administered by Highland Dallas Foundation, Inc. a philanthropic arm of the Highland Capital Management, will match any donation given to the Family Palace up to $1 million. The grant will see the Family Place clear the remaining $2.8 million to hit their target of $16 million. After Dondero announced the grant, The Family Place has received $200,000 which will be matched by the 50% of the Highland’s capital grant to make it a total of $300,000. The $1 million grant will be a match of the $2 million to be donated by other companies and well-wishers.
In his statement, James said that the grant was an answer to call to action issued by the mayor and inspector of police for the civic community to assist the Family Place to achieve their project. James added that the grant was also a congratulatory move to thank the Family Place management for moving fast in making the Project a success. Within a year, the Family place had collected $13.2 million from philanthropic organizations including the Highland Capital Management, Inc.
Since its inception in 1978, the Family Place has provided the family violence counseling and shelter to more than 10,000 parties. The Family Place has been educating the community through education programs and has serviced over 225,000 clients. The Family Place has also assisted more than 20,000 batterers to change their violent behavior and be supportive to their partners. The Legacy Campaign will help the Family Place build a shelter for more victims as well as a center for children living in the violent families.