From the time of its launch twenty five years ago, Highland Capital Management has made a difference through its philanthropic initiatives.
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The generosity of the global financial firm ranges from programs such as Education is Freedom, the Perot Museum of Natural Science to the George W. Bush Presidential Center.
In fact, Highland Capital is a founding benefactor of the George W. Bush Institute. In January of this year, Highland Capital Management announced a $10 million endowment gift to sponsor a public program series known as Engage at the Bush Center.
The series draws together newsmakers, authors and thought leaders throughout the year who will take part in lectures and discussions.
Jim Dondero, co-founder and president of Highland Capital Management commented in a statement that events such as the Engage Series are essential in encouraging dialogue on the topic of policy issues. Learn more about Highland Capital at Affiliate Dork.
Highland Capital Management’s initial Engage event will involve constitutional conversations while another will be a discussion about the current media scene. The events will also include an annual Highland Capital lecture.
Past speakers at the Engage series, since it origin in 2015, have included Dr. Condoleezza Rice, former Hamilton cast member Christopher Jackson and Jenna Bush Hager.
A new exhibit, which is also part of the Bush Center’s Engage series sponsored by Highland Capital Management, calls attention to the significant work of First Ladies of the United States and their influence throughout history.
First Lady Laura Bush introduced a panel that included previous White House Curator Bill Allman who worked with eight first ladies; Lea Berman former White House social secretary; Dr. Katherine Sibley, historian and author of First Lady Florence Harding and Anita McBride, chief of staff to First Lady Laura Bush.
The panel talked about how the role of the First Lady has changed over time as well as how some of the First Ladies made the most of their position by advancing public, educational and national programs.