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Jim Dondero Supports Educational Opportunities in Texas and More

James Dondero is co-founder and President of Highland Capital Management, an investment advisory company, headquartered in Dallas, Texas. The company has around $15 billion under management. The company provides alternative investment strategies to its many clients. They specialize in credit strategies and equity investment opportunities. They serve pension plans, endowments, corporations, governments, foundations and high net worth investors. James is one of the pioneers in the Collateralized Loan Obligation market. He has over 30 years’ experience in the credit and equity markets. In 2014, one of Dondero’s funds received Morningstar’s 5-star rating. In 2014, he also received the Lipper Award for Floating Rate Opportunities.


Prior to starting Highland Capital Management, Jim was chief investment advisor for Protective Life’s GIC subsidiary. He took to division from infancy to $2 billion within five years. Before GIC he worked as a manager of approximately $1 billion in fixed income assets for American Express. He graduated from the University of Virginia with degrees in accounting and finance. He is a Certified Management Accountant, and a Chartered Financial Analyst. Jim is on the Board of Directors for MGM Studios and the American Banknote. He is Chairman of NexBank, Cornerstone Healthcare and CCS Medical Corporation.


Jim is very active in philanthropic ventures as well. James Dondero is dedicated to improving educational opportunities for the Dallas area. He and Highland Capital donated $2 million to Southern Methodist University for undergraduate scholarships. He donates to Education is Freedom that provides financial assistance to at-risk youth for continuing education. He supports Snowball Express and organization that provides happy experiences to children of fallen military heroes who died in active duty. He supports Uplift Education, which creates and sustains public schools. Jim also donates to the Dallas Zoo.

Eric Pulier: “Some Way, Some How”

The old saying goes, “brilliant minds think alike.” In most cases this notion rings true and there are a number of gifted individuals in this world that collaborate to better man-kind. Technology rules now days and if you don’t evolve with the times, you’ll surely get left behind. Most people tend thing of technology as just for entertainment purposes. This couldn’t be any farther from the truth because technology is implemented into just about every piece of equipment and electronic device. Putting the advancements to good use, now that’s another story and this is where Eric Pulier comes into the picture.


Eric Pulier isn’t a household name by any means, but he’s done some amazing things to help people live better lives and for businesses to succeed in this demanding society of today. The Teaneck, New Jersey native has a unique way for coming up with resolutions for a wide variety of fields such as healthcare, government, and education. He’s basically a “jack of all trades” kind of guy or “a man of many acts.” Pulier has a strong interest and passion for technology and this is where he has made such a profound impact on society. His stronger than normal passion has caused him to millions of dollars into tech start-up companies, many of which have gone to become a success in their own rights. He’s helped to raise million of dollars for Capital Venture Deals also. In 1988, he graduated Harvard University, but this only scratches the surface overall. He crafted and solidified his knowledge in technological advancements at the prominent MIT as well.


This is the kind of guy that were dealing with and he’s certainly the real deal. Having such a natural good heart, Pulier has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charitable organizations and he’s even developed multimedia educational programs for people who suffer with Multiple Sclerosis. Yes, he’s the very definition of the word philanthropist. All in all, this guy personifies greatness and the future looks mighty bright himself, you, and others.




Family is Everything to Skilled Massachusetts Therapist Patty Rocklage

Compassion, open communication and a dedication to assisting people are just three of the skills Patty Rocklage has brought to her career as a licensed marriage and family therapist. For over 20 years Rocklage has aided individuals, couples and families struggling to connect and live the life they desire.


She began her practice in Sudbury, Massachusetts after graduating from the University of Southern California in 1981 and marrying Dr. Scott Rocklage. Dr. Patty Rocklage holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from MIT. He graduated from the school in 1982 after studying under the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard R. Schrock. As a proud alumnus of the school, it is not surprising that he both he and his wife were dedicated to giving back to the University. In 2015 the couple made a large donation to MIT to assist with the renovation expenses for the nanochemistry and nanotechnology laboratory. The gift was warmly received and the faculty at the school thanked the couple during a ceremony in 2016 once the renovations were complete. The ceremony included a tour of the renovated facility and the unveiling of a plaque in the Rocklage’s honor.


In addition to her work and philanthropy efforts, Patty is also very dedicated to her marriage and home life. This led to a major project for the counselor as she and her husband underwent a huge home renovation in keeping with the strict environmental policies of her hometown. The couple chose a company that was known for recycling all of the materials removed from their work sites.


Patty is unique in her simple lifestyle and in how she operates her practice compared to many other professionals. Rather than situating her office in some bustling urban center, she has chosen to remain in her own hometown of Sudbury. The peaceful background and comfortable, understated facility provide a tranquil base for meeting with her clients. Rocklage works with people of all ages and backgrounds in her couples and family sessions. She strives to help them develop better means of communicating their needs to each other and improving their conflict resolution skills. Rocklage also offers solo therapy sessions to individuals in need.