Highland Capital Management was founded in 1993 by investors James Dondero and Mark Okada. It is an alternative investment firm working in such areas as high yield credit, real estate and structured credit. The company manages several closed-end funds that trade on the New York Stock Exchange. Two of their more well-known funds are the Highland Credit Strategy Fund and the Highland Distressed Opportunities Fund.
In addition to its various business activities, Highland Capital Management is engaged in a number of philanthropic and charitable opportunities. The firm is one of the major supporters of the George W. Bush Institute which is part of the George W. Bush Presidential Center. Just this year, Highland Capital Management provided a $10 million dollar grant to the George W. Bush Institute for that organization’s series of Engage events. Read more at Biz Journals about Highland Capital.
The Engage series at the George W. Bush Institute brings in experts and authors in various fields. The purpose is to provide in depth discussions regarding a wide-range of topics that are important in the areas of history and public policy.
Highland Capital Management is the primary sponsor of this series of in-depth lectures and presentations. They have been working with the George W. Bush Institute to produce these events since the founding of the institute. Read this article at PR Newswire.
This year, the Engage Series has already held two events. One event centered around the speeches of the late Antonin Scalia who was a prominent associate justice of the Supreme Court. The other event already held this year focused on the role of the first lady throughout the course of American history.
There are two other events that are scheduled to be held this year. On May 9, there will be a presentation called “The Lazarus Effect”. This lecture will recognize the 15th anniversary of President George W. Bush’s efforts to help alleviate the AIDS crisis in Africa.
On June 26, a program will be held that addresses the leadership style of Winston Churchill. Guests will include historians David Reynolds and Allen Packwood.