Highland Capital Management Gives Big Boost to Bush Center:More speakers and events will be coming to the George W. Bush Presidential Center thanks to a generous donation by Highland Capital Management. The Dallas based wealth management firm contributed a $10 million endowment gift for the “Engage at the Bush Center” program. With its sponsorship, the full name of the program will be “Engage at the Bush Center, Presented by Highland Capital Management.” The series brings in newsmakers, authors, and thinkers for lectures and presentations. Learn more about Highland Capital at Affiliate Dork.
The first event to take place thanks to Highland’s new partnership with the Bush Center is set for February 5th, 2018. This two part series features Christopher Scalia, son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Christopher Scalia’s book, Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived., is a collection of his father’s favorite speeches. The second part of the program features a discussion of the current media landscape and what President James Madison, who drafted the Constitution, might have thought about it. The participants in the discussion include Jeffrey Rosen, the president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, social media researcher Amy Mitchell, and Mike Wilson, Editor of The Dallas Morning News.
The Engage series at the Bush Center began back in 2015. Sellout crowds have heard former U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels, and former CIA and NSA Director General Michael Hayden in past programs.
This is not the first time Highland Capital Management and its CEO, James Dondero, have given financial aid to the Bush Center. They helped fund the development of the center back in 2012, and have made more than $5 million in contributions since its opening in 2013. Highland Capital is also demonstrating its commitment to the Engage series and the Bush Presidential Center by having Dondero sit on the executive advisory council of the center, along with center CEO Kenneth Hersh. Read this article at PR Newswire.