Since 2012, The George Bush Presidential Center has received a significant amount of financial support from Highland Capital Management. As early supporters of the center, Highland Capital Management has made contributions totaling more than $5 million to help with its development. James Dondero, co-founder of Highland Capital Management says the company remains impressed by the influence and the impact that the Bush Center has made on their community. Dondero will also join Kenneth Hersh, Bush Presidential Center CEO, on the center’s advisory council. Read more at Biz Journals about Highland Capital.
This year, Highland Capital announced plans for their newest contribution to the Bush Center. The organization will donate $10 million as an endowment gift, which will help ensure the continued success of the center’s public programs. With the endowment gift, Highland Capital will sponsor several events for the center, including their annual Engage series. The series has historically attracted large crowds and is one of the centers most anticipated events each year. During the event, authors, news reporters, and community leaders come together to discuss ongoing issues and ways for improvement. Following the joint announcement of Highlands $10 million endowment gift, Hersh praised Highland Capital Management for their support of the Presidential Center and spoke of his excitement regarding the new partnership. Read this article at PR Newswire.
The first event is scheduled to take place on Monday, February 5 as a special two-part program with participation from the National Constitution Center.
Founded in 1993, Highland Capital Management is an investment firm headquartered in Dallas, Texas that specializes in hedge funds and structured investments. Since their launch date, they have established themselves as leaders in alternative credit management and CLO management. In addition to their financial expertise, and contributions to the world of business, Highland Capital Management regularly invest in their employees, and their communities. Volunteerism and philanthropy are both major parts of the organization’s culture. Highland Capital believes in the communities around them, and the community members who support their firm. As a result, Highland and its employees regularly participate in philanthropic activities at both local and national levels. Since 2005, the firm has donated more than $10 million to causes related to education, healthcare and veteran support.