Dallas-based investment advisement firm Highland Capital Management has announced a donation of $10 million to the George W. Bush Presidential Center. The donation, announced by the Presidential Center’s CEO Kenneth Hersh and Highland’s president and co-founder James Dondero, is slated for use in sponsoring a new program series called “Engage at the Bush Center”.
The first program of the series, presented free of charge to the public, featured an Engage talk by Christopher J. Scalia, author and son of the late Antonin Scalia, who served as an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court from 1986 to his passing in 2016. Scalia’s talk saw him discuss in-depth the life and jurisprudence career of his father, and is followed by a panel discussion by historians and media experts on James Madison, Founding Father and fourth President of the United States, and how his views on the First Amendment might or might not be reflected in the state of modern American news media. Read this article at investopedia.com.
Highland Capital is a frequent contributor to the Presidential Center, being recognized by the Center as a Founding Benefactor, and having made over $5 million in donations over the past half-decade. The firm is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and was founded in 1993 by Jim Dondero and Mark Okada to specialize in the leveraged loan market.
Over the past twenty-five, Highland Capital has grown to manage billions of dollars in assets encompassing asset classes such as private equity funds, public equity funds, real estate, and hedge funds, amongst others. Widely recognized as a global leader in alternative credit management, the firm has been headed for more than three decades by president James Dondero, who is widely recognized for his expertise in credit and equity markets. Visit hcp.com to know more.
Dondero currently serves as the Chairman of NexBank Capital, CCS Medical, Cornerstone Healthcare Group Holding, and NexPoint Residential Trust, the latter which he serves as the President of. He also sits on the boards of MGM Holdings and Jernigan Capital, the executive board of Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business, and the Executive Advisory Council of the George W. Bush Presidential Center.