Highland Capital Management announced an endowment gift of ten million dollars to the George W. Bush Presidential Center that will aid in sustaining the public programs offered. Highland will be sponsoring a series to bring newsmakers, thought leaders and authors to the center for discussions and lectures during the year. President and co-founder of Highland, Jim Dondero and the Presidential Center’s CEO Kenneth Hersh made the announcement. Learn more about Highland Capital at Crunchbase.
There has been more than five million dollars contributed to the Bush Center by Highland Capital Management, among Founding Benefactors, since 2010 that aided funding the facilities development. The Center opened in 2013. Engage series events during the year will be sponsored by Highland through the endowment. The commitment Highland has to Bush Center will increase when Jim Dondero joins the Executive Advisory Council ran by Hersh. Read more at bloomberg.com.
February 5th is the first special program that will be a collaboration between the Center and the National Constitution Center. There is no charge for admission but registering can be done online. The Engagement Serious has been a regular event since 2015 and sells out. The programs have featured people such as Lorne Michaels the creator of Saturday Night Live, Bill Browder a Russia corruption fighter and Christopher Jackson former cast member of Hamilton. There have also been programs for special exhibits in the museum at Bush Center that have included paintings from post 9/11 veterans that belong to President Bush.
The multi-billion dollar global alternative to investment managing Highland Capital Management was founded by Mark Okada and Jim Dondero in 1993. It operates across an array of structures and asset classes. The alternative landscape includes separate accounts, hedge funds, collateralized loan obligations, ETFs and mutual funds among others. Governments, funds, foundations, public pension plans and endowments are included in the diversified client base of Highland.