James Dondero Sets Up Grant to Help Family Violence Victims

James Dondero, the co-founder and president of Highland Capital Management, L.P. has announced a new challenge grant through the philanthropic arm of his company, Highland Dallas Foundation, Inc. Dondero’s company is an SEC registered investment advisory company that is one of the top in its field. Highland Dallas Foundation, Inc, the philanthropy arm of the company, invests in both local and national non-profits.

The challenge campaign is a matching program, with Highland Dallas Foundation matching 50% of funds donated, up to $1 million dollars.  The beneficiary of this grant is The Family Place, which supports victims of family violence in Dallas. The announcement was made October 4th, thus covering the last 6 months of the campaign by Family Place

When kicking off the challenge grant, Dondero praises The Family Place and their efforts. Dondero feels that not only are they a lifesaving program, but one that has managed their fundraising well, making them great recipients, and thus multiplying the efforts of people who are currently donating funds.

The Legacy Campaign by The Family House is supporting building a new counseling center for family violence victims. The center will be named for Ann Moody. It will offer many different services, including emergency shelter and family violence prevention education programs for all ages. It will even include an animal shelter for those who do not want to leave animals behind in an abusive situation.

James Dondero’s promise will help bring The Family House Legacy Campaign much closer to completion and have the services needed by Dallas that much closer to being available. With only $2.8 million dollars more needed, his $1 million dollar promise is valuable help for a needed project.

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Adam Milstein Doesn’t Just Give To The Jewish Community, He Is Deeply Involved In Educating Them

Adam Milstein’s foundation is one of the most influential Jewish-American philanthropic organizations. The work they have done has touched many lives and impacted many age groups. The Milstein foundation has three core beliefs that include active philanthropy, path life impact and philanthropic synergy. Adam Milstein doesn’t just want his foundation to be a financial supporter of Jewish organizations, he wants to be actively promoting pro-Israel agendas, educating young people about their Jewish roots and teaching them about customs and traditions, and forging ties between various community leaders and philanthropists. Adam has recently been named to the Jerusalem Post’s Top 50 Most Influential Jews of 2016, an honor that’s included Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

His parents had both lived in Latin America and had decided to move to Israel after it became a recognized nation-state in 1948. Adam and his father both fought in some of Israel’s most notable wars of the early years. His father served in the Israeli navy prior to becoming a building framer, and Adam joined then Commander Ariel Sharon’s division during his mandatory service in the Yom Kippur War.

Adam Milstein pursued a career in real estate after returning home from the war, and enrolled at the Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology where he completed his bachelor’s degree. He also married his sweetheart, Gila Elgrably during this time. Adam’s career began in the real estate and construction business at various properties in Israel, working along with his father. He then relocated to the US where he completed his MBA and became a professional in the Los Angeles area and joined Hager Pacific Properties. Adam and Gila started the foundation in the year 2000, and have also served on the boards of the Israeli-American Council (IAC), Hasbara Fellowships, Stand With Us, Birthright Israel, Hillel International and the American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

Wessex Institute of Technology

Wessex Institute or WIT are simply two shorter names for the Wessex Institute of Technology. The WIT offers higher degrees as a research and educational institute located in the South of England at Ashurst Lodge in the New Forest National Park.

The goal of the WIT is met through a vast range of activities. This is achieved by the Institute’s ability to develop many knowledge transfer mechanisms. These mechanisms are aimed to the exchange of information between professionals and academic users within the industry.

The WIT was started by Professor Carlos Brebbia in 1986 and had come five years after the Computational Mechanics Institute that was formed in 1981. WIT’s activities are split into 3 major areas which are Research, Conferences and Publishing. The research programs are funded by Research and Industry Organizations just as they have right from the start. These organizations include the University of Siena, Italy, UniCAMP, Brazil, the University of Granada, Spain, and many other prestigious locations.

There is an annual event during the WIT’s conference program which awards the Prigogine Medal. This medal was founded in the memory of Ilya Prigogine, Nobel Prize in Chemistry. It has been awarded each year since 2004 while collaborating with the University of Siena, Italy.

Another award given is the George Green Medal. This award was first given in 2014on Boundary Elements and Mesh Reduction Methods. It was done in conjunction with the University of Mississippi and WIT. George Green was self-taught and recognized through his backwater knowledge and his windmill near Nottingham that relates to his trade.

There are at least 25 Wessex Institute of Technology conferences held each year in various locations. The WIT Press serves the publishing needs of WIT and also publishes the conference proceedings.

Securus Brings People Together for Christmas

It is odd to think that a jail industry visitation company would be the reason for the season, but for people who are in jail, Securus is one of the best options that they have during the holiday season. The company works hard to bring people together all year round but they are able to do it more during the Christmas season. They do this so that people will have the chance to see each other during Christmas and around the holidays even if their loved ones are in jail and cannot make the actual trip to visit.

 

 

With Securus, people who are in jail are able to video chat with their loved ones. They do this all from the convenient kiosk that Securus provides and the company works to make sure that all inmates are able to see their loved ones during the holidays. This is something that is great for people who cannot afford to come to the jail, who have children and do not want to come to the jail or who simply cannot make it there for the holidays. Inmates are still able to see their loved ones even if they cannot make the trip there.

 

While in-person visits are great, video visits have also been able to help people who are in jail. They help to raise the morale of the people who are in jail and can make things better for the families. Securus knows that it is important to keep families together and that the recidivism rates are much lower for people who have a chance to see their families while they are in prison. Being able to keep up a relationship that is on the outside while they are in jail is a very important part to being successful once they are released.

 

There are many ways that Securus has helped people who are in prison. They offer different opportunities depending on the prison that they are in but, in general, they are able to help people through the use of the kiosks that they have. This has been an important part of the way that things work and the way that people are able to do more in the prison system. Securus has given the chance to be able to have a healthier life on the outside for people who are currently in prison and hoping to maintain relationships while in.

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