As one of the Bush Center’s founding benefactors, Highland Capital Management’s relationship with the Center goes all the way back to 2012, when its initial donations helped to fund the development of the facilities in use today. Over the past six years, they have donated over five million dollars in support of the Center and its programs, praising its positive impact on both the Dallas, Texas, community it calls home, and the nation as a whole. Read this article at investopedia.com.
This year, though, Highland Capital Management doubled down on their donations, presenting the Bush Center with a ten million dollar contribution in support of the highly popular “Engage” programming series. This then puts them at the forefront as the primary sponsor of the program, which has been a resounding success for the Center since 2015 and featured such memorable individuals as Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Jenna Bush Hager, Barbara Bush, and Hamilton’s own Christopher Jackson.
The new Engage series kicked this year off with February 5’s “Constitutional Conversations: Justice Scalia’s Memorable Speeches / James Madison & Today’s Media” a two-part collaboration with the National Constitution Center. The first half of this event featured Christopher J. Scalia, one of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anton Scalia’s five sons and author of the Bestseller Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived. The second half of the program featured a panel of experts including the National Constitution Center’s own CEO Jeffrey Rosen and preeminent media researcher and Pew Research Center author Amy Mitchell, who led a discussion on the United States’ media landscape and speculated on what Founding Father James Madison might have thought about it. Visit highlandcap.com to know more.
This March, the Bush Center and Highland Capital Management also presented “Style of Influence: A Conversation on the Role of the First Lady,” which not only explored the role of the First Lady, but examined how the position has changed and evolved over time, and brought to the table a discussion of how various First Ladies have used their position as diplomatic leverage, as well as to advance social and cultural change.
Further Highland Capital sponsored events, including the new annual “Highland Capital Lecture,” are scheduled to take place throughout the rest of the year.