Philanthropist Extraordinaire James Dondero

Living in Dallas, Texas, James Dondero is a well-known Philanthropist and entrepreneur who dedicates much of his time to assisting those in need. After he had donated a large quantity of money to the Dallas Zoo, James Dondero was able to assist the zoo in rebuilding a Hippo habitat for the first time in two decades. This one million dollar donation spearheaded the entire 14 million dollar project into completion and now houses two Hippos. Read this article at

James Dondero is known for more than just this one act of giving back to the community. Caused by being passionate about helping those in need, Dondero’s firm has donated to a plethora of charities and causes such as the Perot Museum of Natural Science, the Education is Freedom charity, and the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. After founding the Dallas Foundation for the sole purpose of contributing money to different charitable organizations, Dondero has been able to greatly assist the civic, veterans, students, and other charity groups in the Dallas, Texas region.


With hopes to continue assisting different charity groups, James Dondero recently has collaborated with Linda Owen, prior CEO of Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation, to help renovate sections of northern Texas. Expanding to different charity groups is also a focus for Dondero, as his partnership with Linda Owen inspired him to donate to the Family Place. Helping shelter victims of domestic violence and abuse, Family Place is one of Dondero’s new charities focuses on great importance. James Dondero’s ambitions for charity don’t end there, as he is also offering large amounts of money to oversea organizations as well. Read more about James at Crunchbase.