Highland Capital Management recently pledged $10 million to the George W.Bush Presidential Center, in an effort to back a public program series called Engage. Highland Capital Management, a company headed by James Dondero, has been an active supporter in the Bush Center’s growth, as they have donated more than $5 million since 2012. Visit highland.com to know more. Along with this announcement, it has been reported that Dondero will continue to work closely with Bush Center President & CEO Kenneth Hersh. On February 5th, Engage will have its first event, a two-part program sponsored by Highland Capital in connection with the National Constitution Center. To attend both parts of the program is free of charge, but attendees are required to rsvp online at bushcenter.org.
The first event, “Constitutional Conversations: Justice Scalia’s Memorable Speeches,” will feature Christopher Scalia, who is the author of Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived and the son of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. The second event, “James Madison & Today’s Media,” is a panel discussion amongst legal experts to investigate the notions in today’s media, and evaluate the scope of the First Amendment in reference to its creator, James Madison. The panel discussion will be led by Amanda Schnetzer, the Director of Global Initiatives at the Bush Institute. The aircraft manufacturing company Boeing also pledged $10 million, in an effort to support the the Bush Center’s Military Service Initiative. Former President George W. Bush applauded Boeing for their philanthropy, as it further helps the mission to support veterans and their families deal with the after effects of war. Read more at Biz Journals about Highland Capital.
Dennis Muilenburg, CEO and President of Boeing expressed how proud Boeing is to be apart of the long-term project. Their current goals include a commitment to finding work for veterans and investing in the communities they dwell in. Boeing’s most recent donation stems from a a three-year plan estimated to be worth $30 million, aimed at the rehabilitation of veterans across the world. Along with this, last year alone the aircraft giant was responsible for $50 million in educational grants, which focused programs ranging from engineering to workforce development.