Off late, there has been a steep increase in the number of successful entrepreneurs who have begun to do charitable donations towards social issues. For few it helps them to increase their reputation and trust among their business clients; for others, it is much more beyond that and James Dondero falls in this category. Besides having an exemplary career working for some giant corporations in the financial industry, Mr. Dondero has been phenomenal in transforming the lives of people, especially in the Dallas, Texas area. More than before, he is committed to bringing in reform in the lives of average Americans and has also partnered with other philanthropic organizations to speed up the process. Read more about James at Crunchbase.
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Back in the early 2000s, after the death of an elderly hippo, the Dallas Zoo management decided to shut down the operations of the hippo habitat in the region which made a lot of local residents sad and angry. All their attempts to persuade the upper management at the zoo did not yield positive results. Hippos were one of their favorite animals at the zoo and people use to flock to the zoo to get a glimpse of these wonderful creatures. When this news caught the attention of Mr. Dondero, he did not take too long to understand the genuine concerns of the local residents and without wasting an iota of a second, partnered with local philanthropists and donated millions of dollars towards the cause. Learn more about James Dondero at Affiliate Dork.
Using the financial assistance provided by Mr. Dondero, the zoo management was able to restore the hippo habitat that ended the decade-long efforts of the people in the region. The management even dedicated the hippo habitat lodge after James Dondero’s investment firm as a matter of respect. This incident made him saw his reputation skyrocket in an overnight, but he always dealt his successes with extreme humility. This is what makes him a special individual who has a passionate vision to bring about positive changes in the lives of people and serve the community in every possible way he could. He has also committed to a high amount of budget every year towards charitable causes.