Highland Capital Management Sponsors Engage, Bush Center’s Initiative
George W. Bush President Center has begun the New Year on a high note with two companies pledging 10 million dollars each towards supporting the center’s programs. Evidently, Highland Capital Management’s president and co-founder James Dondero who is renowned for philanthropy and support of charitable activities had a significant role in influencing the board of directors at Highland to back the Engage program with $10 million. Engage is a public program series by the Bush Center which aims to foster dialogue between professionals on key policy issues in the country. Since establishment of the Bush Center in 2012 where Highland Capital was instrumental on its foundation, the company has contributed over $5 million towards supporting Bush Center’s activities. As a result of the company’s continuous support, Dondero is set to join the Bush Center president as well as the executive advisory council. Read this article at Dallas News.
The Engage event is set to run from 6:30 p.m. on 5th February. While Highland Capital Management is the sole sponsor, the event is a creation of the National Constitution Center. The public is free to attend the constitutional conversations that feature Today’s Media, Justice Scalia’s speeches, and James Madison. However, all the guests are required to register at bushcenter.org before admission. Christopher Scalia, son of the late Justice Antonin Scalia will begin the conversation. Christopher has published a collection of Justice Scalia’s favorite speeches. Later in the event, professionals will discuss on today’s media landscape then James Madison will have a chance to air his thoughts as a first amendment author. Jeffrey Rosen, Amy Mitchell, and Dallas news editor Mike Wilson will also be participating in the conversations which will be moderated by Amanda Schnetzer, Bush Institute Director of Global Initiatives. Learn more about Highland Capital at Affiliate Dork.
Besides, Boeing also committed $10 million to support Bush Center’s Military Service Initiative. The initiative aims to help 9/11 veterans smoothly transition to civilian life. According to former president George W. Bush on receiving Boeing’s $10 million pledge, Bush Center is dedicated to supporting veterans and their families by focusing on the invisible effects of war. The institute focuses on removing stigma and ensuring veterans receive adequate and quality care.
Boeing’s CEO Dennis Muilenburg assured the military and veterans support beyond the battlefield. The company disclosed its $30 million three-year investment plan that focuses on rehabilitation and recovery of veterans as well as worldwide transition services. Boeing also supports local veterans charities, for instance, NPower which offers digital careers training to veterans and their spouses.