The George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas proudly announces they are the recipients of a $10 million endowment to support their Engage at the Bush Center program. This generous donation comes from the Highland Capital Management company.
Additionally, the center has received a commitment of $10 million from the Boeing Corporation to aid in the center’s Military Service Initiative, which assists post-9/11 veterans. Visit highland.com to know more.
Engage at the Bush Center Program
Highland Capital’s contribution will be used for the 2018 Engage program, which offers lectures and discussions, film screenings, and special social events. Issues and policies about democracy in the United States are the focus of Engage.
Jim Dondero, the co-founder and president of Highland Capital Management, is set to join the Bush Center advisory council. He explains the company is proud to support the Bush Center vision.
The first Engage event two-part program beginning on February 5, 2018, sponsored by Highland Captial Management. “Constitutional Conversations: Justice Scalia’s Memorable Speeches/James Madison & Today’s Media” begins with a conversation with the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s son, Christopher.
He has compiled his father’s favorite speeches and published the biography, “Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith and Life Well Lived,” on October 3, 2017.
Joining Scalia will be Jeffery Rosen who is an expert on Madison; a media researcher for Pew, Amy Mitchell, who co-authored the annual report “State of the News Media;” and Dallas Morning News editor Mike Wilson. They will be discussing the current media climate and the position James Madison might have taken on the subject.
Military Service Initiative
Former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura established the initiative as part of their dedication to supporting the nation’s veterans. The Center’s program ensures the successful transition from military to civilian life for veterans and their families. The initiative focuses on the invisible scars related to military service.
Boeing Corporation is dedicated to supporting veterans after their discharge. This includes hiring them. Their commitment to the Bush Center is a portion of an investment in the recovery, rehabilitation, and transition services for U.S. veterans worldwide. Over a three-year period, Boeing has committed to spending $30 million.
The Bushes extend their gratitude to both Boeing and Highland Captial Management for their generous support of these programs at the George W. Bush Presidential Center. Read more at Biz Journals about Highland Capital.