Highland Capital Management recently made an endowment gift of $10 million dollars to the George W. Bush Presidential Center. This gracious gift was in support of a public program series. As the new and proud presenting sponsor for the programming series, Highland Capital Management will be enticing more leaders in thought, authors, and well-known educators to the Bush Center for other programs all year long. Kenneth Hersh, the CEO of the Bush Presidential Center, and James Dondero, the CEO of Highland Capital Management, both made the announcement early in January regarding the programs and donation. Read more at Biz Journals about Highland Capital.
Highland Capital Management is no stranger to the George W. Bush Presidential Center. The firm has made donations prior to this year in support of the programming that the center offers. This investment, that the firm is making is one that is making an investment in the future of others. Outside of the benefit of educational programs is the benefit of bringing newsmakers to the center. This means that all eyes are on the center once those individuals arrive.
Having contributed over $5 million dollars to the Bush Center since 2012, Highland Capital Management is a founding benefactor. The center opened its doors in 2013, and since that time they have been focused on accomplishing their long-term goals. One of those goals is to shed light on education.
The series that Highland Capital is sponsoring is a two-part series, bringing memorable speeches of great men and women in government office to the forefront. There is no charge for those who wish to attend, however, guests are asked to register prior to attending the series.
The series, launching on February 5th will feature a conversation with Christopher Scalia, son of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. He will be discussing a book that his father wrote entitled, Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived, a book that his family treasures always. Additionally, Amy Mitchell, an expert and research in social media will be presenting her half on James Madison and what the media is like today. There is a panel for these discussions complete with a moderator. The moderator for the panel will be Amanda Schnetzer, Bush Institute Director of Global Initiatives.
There are numerous programs put out by the center that were well-received including the “Engage Series”, one of the most popular to date. Read this article at Dallas News.