The first program of the series is entitled “Constitutional Conversations: Justice Scalia’s Memorable Speeches/James Madison & Today’s Media”. The event, which is being presented in association with the National Constitution Center, is scheduled for February 5 at 6:30 p.m. Admission to the event is free, but registration at bushcenter.org is required. The program will include a conversation with the son of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Christopher Scalia. Christopher Scalia is the author of Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived, which is a book that contains a collection of the late Supreme Court Justice’s favorite speeches. In addition, the event will include a panel discussion that will focus on the current media and the hypothetical opinions that James Madison, the author of the First Amendment, may have had if he were living in today’s times.
Highland Capital continues to be a significant contributor to the George W. Bush Presidential Center located in Dallas, Texas. Already an original financial supporter of the Center, having contributed over $5 million since 2012, Highland Capital Management has recently started a $10 million endowment. This endowment will fund a program series called Engage at the Bush Center. Highland Capital Management is also involved in the George W. Bush Presidential Center in more ways than financial contributions. Jim Dondero, President and Co-Founder of Highland Capital Management, is slated to join the Center’s Executive Advisory Council. Learn more about Highland Capital at Crunchbase.
The former President George W. Bush also recently received a sizeable contribution to his namesake’s Institute, which is also located in Dallas, Texas. The Boeing Corporation gave a $10 million endowment to the George W. Bush Institute to help fund the Military Service Initiative. This initiative, which takes a comprehensive approach, helps post 9/11 veterans in various ways as they adjust to civilian life from military life. The endowment is part of a $30 million fund which will be given over three years to help veterans around the world. The Boeing Corporation has a strong record of charitable giving. Last year alone, they awarded $50 million in grants, part of which benefited veterans. The company also has a commitment to hiring veterans that allows them to become a part of the well-known aerospace company. Read more at bloomberg.com.