Both Highland Capital Management and Boeing Corporation have pledged $10 million to assist the George W. Bush Presidential Center in making a successful start in 2018.
Highland Capital’s gift will carry on the Bush center’s series of public programs with Highland as the backer of the Engage series which draws together authors, newsmakers and thought leaders for talks and lectures. Visit hcp.com to know more.
Boeing Corporation awarded its gift to the George W. Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative which supports veterans’ services and programs. The donation is an aspect of a $30 million, multi-year investment intended for the recovery and rehabilitation of veterans.
Jim Dondero, co-founder of Highland Capital, said in a statement, (www.dallasnews.com/business/philanthrophy/2018/01/15/bush-center-secures-pair-10-million–gifts-start-2018) how pleased Highland Capital is to support the Engage series and to be involved with its future inspiration.
Dondero will also join Bush Presidential Center Chief Executive Kenneth Hersh’s executive advisory council.
The initial event under the Highland Capital Management sponsored series, set for February 5, is a twofold curriculum, which was a group effort with the National Constitution Center.
Guests must sign up for the program at bushcenter.org even though admission is free.
Christopher Scalia, son of the late U. S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and writer of the book Scalia Speaks will start the evening off at the first part, Constitutional Conversations, with a conversation about his father’s book.
Following Scalia, a panel of experts, including Jeffrey Rosen; Mike Wilson and Amy Mitchell, will talk about today’s media environment as well as what author James Madison, the person responsible for writing the First Amendment, ideas might have been. The Bush Institute’s Amanda Schnetzer will moderate the panel.
Global aircraft manufacturer Boeing’s gift will support the Bush Center’s programs that honor the service of post-9/11 veterans and their families.
Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, said in a statement the company’s commitment involves hiring veterans and making sure they are supplied with resources and health services they need after military service.
Boeing also recently set up its new global unit in Plano, Texas to expand its revenues from servicing aircraft and connected businesses.
The George W. Bush Presidential Center, which opened on April 25, 2013, is located on the campus of Southern Methodist University. Read more about Highland Capital at prnewswire.com.