James Dondero and Highland Capital Management Take Leadership Role in The Family Place Capital Campaign

James Dondero, on behalf of Highland Capital Management, announced a $1 million challenge grant to benefit The Family Place. The Family Place is a Texas not-for-profit that provides various services to victims of family or domestic violence. The challenge grant from Highland Capital Management is designed to complete a capital campaign undertaken by The Family Place.

The Family Place initiated the $16.5 capital campaign in order to fund the launch of Ann Moody Place in Dallas. Ann Moody Place will provide an array for services for victims of family violence, and others, in the Dallas area. Ann Moody Place is expected to serve 2,000 victims of family violence annually, once in operation.

The challenge grant from Highland Capital Management has already attracted other donors. The firm will match donations towards the goal of completing the capital campaign up to $1 million.

Highland Capital Management was founded by Dondero and a business partner in 1993. Since its founding, and under the leadership of Dondero as the firm’s president. Highland Capital Management now manages about $16 billion in assets.

Highland Capital Management is a SEC-registered investment advising firm. Dondero has brought in investors from a broad spectrum since the founding of the firm.

Highland Capital Management provides investment management services to foundations, endowments, financial institutions, corporations, public pension funds, high net-worth individuals and families, and governments. Since founding the firm, Dondero has built offices in New York, Sao Paolo, Singapore, and Seoul. New York is the headquarters of the enterprise.

The grant made to The Family Place is part of the efforts of the Highland Dallas Foundation. James Dondero also founded Highland Dallas Foundation, which is the philanthropic extension of Highland Capital. The Foundation has been heavily involved in providing financial support to local and national nonprofits in a wide range of arenas.

The Jewish Community Is Stronger Because Of Adam Milstein

In this time of tremendous cultural and political upheaval, myriad reasons are being offered as excuses for efforts to withdraw from any attempt to find common ground between those of differing backgrounds. Few seem up to the task of simultaneously harmonizing relations between the races and encouraging a sense of pride of one’s own heritage. For this job, Adam Milstein is the man we need.

A natural-born Israeli–born in Haifa, Israel in 1952—Adam has stayed true to his roots: he began his mandatory service in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) in 1971 and served during the 1973 Yom Kippur War without hesitation. He earned his Bachelors of Science degree from the Technion–Israeli Institute of Technology–in 1978 in the field of Business and Economics.

Shortly after arriving in 1981 he earned an MBA in Entrepreneurship from USC. Immediately after, Adam began his involvement in what would begin a long and fruitful career in commercial real estate. Since 1983 he has worked with Hager Pacific Properties, a private commercial real estate investment firm which manages a portfolio of properties worth over two billion dollars. From this humble genesis, he has climbed the ladder to achieving the title of Managing Partner at the same company.

Adam seems to have a knack for bringing his native community together, both physically and in purpose. Together with his wife Gila, he has co-founded the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. This organization’s twofold mission is to both strengthen the State of Israel and its ties with the United States and to ensure the special affinity young and future Jewish generations have to the State of Israel.

Besides his personal efforts, Adam has dedicated himself to promoting the values of likeminded organizations which seek to encourage the loyalty of American Jewish youth to their cultural heritage. He presently sits on the board of several organizations, including the Israeli-American Council, StandWithUs, Israel on Campus Coalition, Hasbara Fellowships, and the Birthright and AIPAC National Council.

Eucatex Evolves into an International Manufacturing Company

Flavio Maluf is a Brazilian executive who is well known for his administrative role at Eucatex. He joined the company back in 1987. Over the years, he has held different positions in the enterprise. Maluf started working for Eucatex in the trade department. He later served in the technical department until 1996. As he worked in this office, he interacted with leading technical experts in Brazil. Due to his dedication and managerial expertise, Maluf was promoted to the president position. In 2010, as he was serving as the president, Eucatex opened a new production firm in Salto. The new company seeks to increase the production capacity of Eucatex.

Maluf attributes his excellence at Eucatex to his mechanical engineering degree. He obtained the degree after studying in Armando Álvares Penteado Foundation (FAAP), a higher learning institution based in Sao Paulo. Maluf also got exposure on managerial work when he was pursuing his advanced degree abroad. Maluf studied business administration at the distinguished New York University.

Personal Life

He loves spending time with his wife Jacqueline de Lourdes Coutinho Torres and his three children. His second born was enrolled at the Armando Álvares Penteado Foundation as a business administration student. His last born looks up to him and wishes to study engineering in England.

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Maluf transformed Eucatex’s executive team by adopting a modernization approach to leadership. He always strives for success and perfection. Maluf has been interviewed severally regarding his modernization plan. He usually mentions that he considers his presidency as a contemporary executive position. He told that the desire to accomplish more motivates him in seizing every opportunity that comes his way.

As an executive, he works towards expanding Eucatex. He also advises his juniors to be diligent and disciplined in their day-to -day tasks. Eucatex began its wood processing operation in 1951. It was the first company in the entire Brazil that adhered to environmental standards in its processing operation. The company usually uses eucalyptus trees to manufacture soft sheets, panels, and plates used in the construction sector.

Choosing An Anesthesiologist: Ignorance Is NOT Bliss

An emergency surgery is one of those situations. Due to a surprise accident or chronic health situation that has become suddenly acute, we find ourselves facing surgery. In these instances, we may not have the ability to choose our anesthesiologist. Fortunately, (if you are in the area) there are trusted professionals in Austin, Texas.

The prospect of surgery can be emotionally daunting. This is particularly true when a procedure requires general anesthesia. But, even with minor local anesthesia, we want to be certain that we are in the hands of someone experienced and conscientious. Capitol Anesthesiology in Austin is a partnership of doctors who are either board certified or are actively pursuing board certification. Their collective experience in all areas of anesthesia is unparalleled. The same holds true for the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists and support staff who are a part of this caring team.

Not only is Capital Anesthesiology a group of highly trained physicians, they are a group of professionals with a large, warm collective heart in the community. Though involved with patient care (the number one priority) they continue to learn the newest techniques available in the forefront of their field.  This is the true measure of their commitment to patient care, because at Capital Anesthesiology, patients are neighbors — NOT statistics.