The Family Place Receives $1 Million Challenge Grant from Highland Capital Management

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Highland Capital Management gives $1 million grant to Family place for Ann Moody building

The Family Place Receives $1 Million Challenge Grant from Highland Capital Management to Finish $16.5 Million Capital Campaign

James Dondero Highland Capital Management, LP co-founder and president made an announcement this week that the firm has awarded Dallas leading institution supporting victims of family violence with $ 1millon to support raise $2.8 million legacy campaign funds. The announcement was made at Hilton Anatole in Dallas during the family 21annual Texas Trailblazer awards.
The family has raised over $200,000 towards the campaign since the announcement made on 4 October. The legacy campaign requires to raise $2.8 million to reach the fundraising target of $16.5 million and Highland challenge grants will ensure that the family meets the target as needed.
According to Dondero, the Grant answers a call for action for the Dallas community to help solve this issue.
Dondero said that the Dallas civic community gets things done and Highland Capital Management has been impressed by the way The Family place took the concept from inception to the final stage of the campaign in just one year.
The Family Place CEO Paige Flink said that for anyone who may be considering providing a life challenging support and service to the family, the campaign is an opportunity to give their gifts.
The Family supports the construction and operation of a new counseling center for the family of the victims of violence which has been named in honor of Ann Moody from the architecture and design firm Corgan. The architectural design places 13 emergency shelter bedrooms, multiple private group counseling rooms for children and adults, multipurpose spaces for job-training, dental clinic, and a centralized hotline/call center.
The constructed building will serve over 2,000 victims annually providing critical space and shelter for emergency purposes shelter space since the existing emergency shelter at the Family place already operates at 2,000 capacity. The Ann Moddy place will also house Bullying and teen dating violence and prevention education which will target more than 6,000 students each and every year. Also, the building will provide shelter for animals and pets for the people who may have a fear of leaving their pets behind and a child development center in the same building.
The new facility is specifically designed to provide care for the families of victims of violence which is vital to save lives.


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