In support of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, Highland Capital Management has provided a $10 million endowment gift. This will assist in supporting a number of the Bush Center’s public programs. Engage at the Bush Center is one of those programs and Highland Capital will serve as the presenting sponsor. Authors, newsmakers, and thought leaders provide lectures as part of the series. They also engage in discussions.
This isn’t the first time Highland Capital Management has supported the George W. Bush Presidential Center. The investment firm has contributed over $5 million to the center since 2012. They served as a founding benefactor of Bush Center Facilities’ development. Read more about Highland Capital at prnewswire.com.
The co-founder and president of Highland Capital Management is James Dondero. For over three decades, Dondero has been working in credit and equity markets. He is set to join the executive advisory council under the CEO and president of Bush Center, Kenneth Hersh. Highland Capital Management’s first sponsored event in the series will be held on Feb. 5. This will be a two-part program in partnership with the National Constitution Center. Those wanting to attend will be pleased to know that admission is free. You have to register to gain access to the event.
To get a grasp of Highland Capital Management’s history, you’ll have to go back to 1993. That’s the year Dondero and Mark Okada founded the alternative investment firm. The company began to soar in May 1997. Dondero and Okada bought Protective Life’s stake in PAMCO. Ranger Asset Management, L.P. then became an independent advisor. In 1998, the name was changed to Highland Capital Management. Today, the investment firm has over two decades of experience. The knowledge of products within the company ranges from retail to institutional investors. The team has been 180 employees and they come from around the world. Visit highlandcap.com to know more.