Highland Capital Management recently funded the George W. Bush Presidential Center with $10 million to aid in the Engage at the Bush Center and Boeing Corp. program series. The goal of this program is to help post-9/11 veterans. This is not the first time HCM has funded the center. They have done so every year since 2012. However, this is their biggest commitment in any single year. HCM co-founder and current president, Jim Dondero, says that his company has remained committed to the GWBPC because it has continually impressed them with its initiatives. Dondero believes in the center so strongly that he has agreed to become part of its executive advisory council. Learn more about Highland Capital at Crunchbase.
The first Highland Capital sponsored Engage program is a two-part event organized by the National Constitution Center which they have called “Constitutional Conversations: Justice Scalia’s Memorable Speeches/James Madison & Today’s Media.” While it is completely free, those who wish to attend must first register at bushcenter.org. The first event will feature: 1) an interview with Christopher Scalia, the son of former U.S Supreme Court Justice, Antonin Scalia, and author of book of his father’s favorite speeches: “Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived”; 2) an expert panel discussion on the current media landscape and speculate what James Madison, the author of the First Amendment, might have thought of it. The discussion will be moderated by Amanda Schnetzer, the Bush Institute Director of Global Initiatives. Read this article at investopedia.com.
Bush has said that the primary goal of the Bush Institute is to help veterans. He has said that he and his wife, Laura, have committed the rest of their lives to aiding these U.S. heroes.
Highland is not the only funding party. Boeing’s input is huge. Boeing CEO, Dennis Muilenburg has said that his company is likewise fully committed to this endeavor. For them, this includes making it a priority to hire veterans to their huge aerospace-based workforce. For the current initiative, Boeing has committed to a contribution of $30 million. This generous philanthropic giving is not new to the company. Just last year that donated more than $50 million dollars to various causes, including science, technology, engineering, and math education endeavors. In 2017 Boeing founded its Global Services Division in Plano, Texas.