Highland Capital enjoying both business and philanthropy in the Dallas area
Highland Capital Management, based in Dallas, Texas, is one of the world’s leading global alternative credit managers. This SEC registered investment advisor, in conjunction with their affiliates, has approximately $15 billion in assets under management. Their client base includes high net worth individuals, corporations, financial institutions, governments, endowments, foundations, public pension plans, and fund of funds, among other groups.
Increased profitability and sustaining growth is, quite naturally, the main focus for the company as a whole. But perhaps the one aspect of their operational strategy they are most passionate about is their community involvement.
Highland Capital Management is proud to be able to donate time through volunteerism, as well as making financial contributions, to both local community organizations and national nonprofit organizations. Their interest is focused on programs concentrating on healthcare, education, and veteran initiatives.
On a local level, Highland Capital is working closely with The Dallas Foundation, the oldest community foundation in the state. This is a tax-exempt, philanthropic, nonprofit organization involved in a wide variety of dynamic, forward looking initiatives in and around North Texas.
On the financial side of the ledger, The Dallas Foundation serves as a fiscal sponsor for a considerable number of charitable initiatives in the Dallas area. Parks, libraries, art and culture, affordable housing, and a great many other programs benefit from community funds established by agencies and civic volunteers.
The Dallas Foundation helps students pursue higher education through scholarships, which totaled more than $1.8 million for 635 scholarships in 2016. Each scholarship was established by an organization, family, or donor, and helps students in the area reach out and realize their full potential. Many past scholarship recipients have graduated and come back to the Dallas area to work and to give back to the community that has helped them out so much. It’s a wonderful way to show the appreciation for the groups and individuals that helped the student move on to bigger and better things in their life.