Highland Capital Management’s New Endowment & Participation

It was recently reported that Highland Capital Management gave a $10 million endowment gift in support of the series of the public program called “Engage at the Bush Center”. Highland Capital Management, L.P., is an investment manager of a multibillion-dollar global alternative that was found in 1993. The founders are Mark Okada and Jim Dondero. This firm operates in various asset structures and classes within alternative funding, including separate accounts, hedge funds, special situations private equity, distressed situations private equity, mutual funds, collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), and ETFs. The diversified client base of the firm includes foundations, pension plans, corporations, fund of funds, financial institutions, high net-worth individuals, and governments. Also, the headquarters are located in Dallas, Texas with offices also located in New York, São Paulo, Singapore, Buenos Aires, and Seoul. Read more at Biz Journals about Highland Capital.

The announcement was made several days ago by the president and co-founder of Highland Capital Management, Jim Dondero, and by the CEO of the Bush Presidential Center, Kenneth Hersh. Through this endowment, Highland Capital will sponsor different events held through the annually Engage series. Also, Dondero is joining the Hersh’s Executive Advisory Council.

Since 2012, Highland Capital donated over $5 million to the Bush Center. Also, Highland Capital has been one of the founding benefactors which assisted in funding the Bush Center facilities’ development that launched in 2013.

Their first event of this series will take place on Monday, February 5th. It will be a two-part program collaborating with the National Constitution Center. Also, registering has already begun at bushcenter.org, and the admission is free. Christopher Scalia, son of the late Antonin Scalia, a former US Supreme Court Justice member and the author of Scalia Speaks: Reflections of Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived. The second part of this meeting will feature an expert panel discussing today’s media landscape and what James Madison, a First Amendment author, think about it. Read this article at Dallas News.

Since 2015, these Engage series have been a vital pillar of the Bush Center’s Engagement Agenda. It also has attracted sellout crowds, including past programs featuring a broad range of newsmakers and thought leaders, such as Dr. Condoleeza Rice, former NSA and CIA director, General Michael Hayden, and Saturday Night Live creators, Barbara Bush, Jenna Bush Hager, and Lorne Michaels. Additional programs support the Bush Center museum’s special exhibits, including the recent Portraits of Courage, featuring President Bush’s post-9/11 veterans’ paintings.

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