Highland Capital Management based out of Dallas, Texas gave an astounding donation this past January of $10 million to the George W. Bush Presidential Center. The endowment gift was jointly announced by James Dondero, the firms co-founder and president and Kenneth Hersh, the George W. Bush Presidential Center, CEO. Read this article at Dallas News.
The large gift is for supporting and maintaining a newly created series, in which Highland Capital Management sponsors, called “Engage at the Bush Center.” All programs are offered to the public.
To start off the series, author Christopher J. Scalia talked about his late father, who passed in 2016, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. His son, who is the co-editor of Scalia Speaks: Reflections of law, Faith and Life Well Lived, did a presentation in February. Inside the second feature, the public heard from history and media experts in a deep discussion about the fourth U.S. president and founding father, James Madison. He was also a strong proponent of the First Amendment. The experts shared what his views might be like regarding today’s climate with the media. Learn more about Highland Capital at Affiliate Dork.
Prior speakers include United States Secretary of State and National Security Advisor Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Lorne Michaels who is the creator and producer of Saturday Night Live, the former director of the NSA and CIA, General Michael Hayden, well known Hamilton Broadway actor Christopher Jackson, the late Barbara Bush and Jenna Bush, her granddaughter.
Highland Capital has made various financial gifts such as this one. The firm has given nearly $5 million since the year 2012 and has been constantly recognized as a Founding Benefactor by the Center.
Highland Capital Management’s main focus has continued to be a global billion dollar company that develops business for collateralize loan obligations (CLO), hedge funds, REITs, private equity funds and mutual funds, to mention a few. Additionally services are in the distressed and particular areas of alternative investment assets and private equity.