Highland Capital Management decided to make a $10 million gift start to the Bush center at the start of 2018. HCM is known for supporting foundation, and so when it decided to stand with the Bush Center; it did not come as a surprise. It continues to support the center by donating $10 million. The news was announced on January 9, 2018 by the Dallas Press. The contribution is meant to help the Bush Center maintain ongoing projects, and public programs. HCM is officially the presenting sponsor of the center, and looks forward to working together for the benefit of the public. Learn more about Highland Capital at Crunchbase.
The Bush Center
The center brings together newsmakers, opinion leaders, and authors for thoughtful discussions throughout the year. The news concerning the contribution made by Highland Capital Management was announced by the Bush Presidential Center, Jim Dondero and Kenneth Hersh. Dondero is a co-founder of Highland, and was pleased to make the announcement. He expressed his excitement about the Bush Center, asserting that Highland was pleased to be part of the group that brings positive change to the society. Kenneth Hersh said that Highland has made great efforts to help the center reach where it is and pledged to continue supporting their causes. He thanked Dondero for his commitment to help the company through the endowment gift. Since 2012, HCM has contributed over $5 million to the center and funded the construction of the Bush facilities. Kenneth said that what Highland Capital has done over the years cannot be overlooked or underrated. They are committed and want to ensure programs made by the center push through. Read more at bloomberg.com.
When he was given a chance to speak, Dondero said that he was thrilled by the impact the Bush center has on the community. The center works hard to improve people’s lives, and that is why Highland Capital Management is happy to be part of the program. The Bush Center has important events like Engage Series, which encourage crucial dialogue about urgent policy issues. Without such discussions, the community would be stuck, hence HCM pledged to continue supporting the center. Highland is proud to be part of the team and the center’s vision. Jim Dondero was optimistic that the center can bring more positive changes if it gets the support it needs. Through the endowment gift, HCM will support several discussion events in the Engage Series. There will be an annual Highland Capital Lecture to keep discussions going.