George and Barbara Bush Foundation

George and Barbara Bush Foundation "Any definition of a successful life must include serving others."- George Bush, February 17, 1989
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10/13/2020
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The fully operational TBM repainted in honor of President George H.W. Bush's WWII Aircraft has returned to LSFM! The year-long restoration process was graciously underwritten by Gary Sinise Foundation, The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation, Museum Board Member James Bath and Joe Cialone.

WWII TORPEDO BOMBER PAYS TRIBUTE TO GEORGE AND BARBARA BUSH

ELLINGTON AIRPORT, TX
October 2, 2020

The sound of thunder rolled onto the ramp at Lone Star Flight Museum this morning (Friday, October 2, 2020) as a freshly-restored TBM Avenger “came home” to Houston and the Lone Star Flight Museum.

The Torpedo Bomber of the WWII era underwent a year-long restoration, and has been painted with the squadron markings of then US Navy LTJG George HW Bush, including the name “Barbara III” under the cockpit. The late president was shot down in this type aircraft during a mission in the south Pacific during WWII.

Neil and Pierce Bush, son and grandson, respectively, of the late George and Mrs. Bush attended the unveiling. Also present was James Ravella, Vice President of Education and Outreach for the Gary Sinise Foundation, a major sponsor of the aircraft restoration.

Particular emphasis was placed on the WWII veterans in attendance. These members of “The Greatest Generation” were honored for their service to the United States and the world. One of these was Bob Wehnert, a B-24 crewman during WWII and steadfast volunteer at the museum.

The TBM Avenger Torpedo Bomber now takes its place as a flagship of the already impressive fleet at the Lone Star Flight Museum. The facility is home to the Texas Aviation Hall of fame, into which both Presidents Bush were inducted.

Today is the LAST DAY to register for the 11th Annual Vintner Dinner & Wine Auction! The virtual event will be hosted by...
10/12/2020

Today is the LAST DAY to register for the 11th Annual Vintner Dinner & Wine Auction! The virtual event will be hosted by Tanji Patton, Emmy Award Winning Journalist and Host & Producer of Goodtaste with Tanji.

You must register to participate. For details and to register, visit https://www.georgeandbarbarabush.org/vintnerdinner/

Sophia Kianni founded Climate Cardinals after finding there was no climate information in her families native language, ...
10/11/2020
Teen Leads Thousands of Volunteers in Translating Climate Information - Points of Light

Sophia Kianni founded Climate Cardinals after finding there was no climate information in her families native language, Farsi. Now, this Daily Point of Light has worked with 6,000 volunteers to translate information into more than 105 languages, helping to educate people worldwide about climate change. https://www.pointsoflight.org/awards/teen-leads-thousands-of-volunteers-in-translating-climate-information/

Meet Daily Point of Light Award honoree Sophia Kianni. Read her story and nominate an outstanding volunteer or family as a Point…

10/09/2020
11th Annual Vintner Dinner

Due to popular demand, the registration deadline for the 11th Annual Vintner Dinner & Wine Auction has been extended to Monday, October 12!

The program, hosted by Tanji Patton, Emmy Award Winning Journalist and Host & Producer of Goodtaste with Tanji, will include exclusive winemaker interviews, appearances of three acclaimed chefs, and an online auction that will include a variety of fine wines and unique items collected throughout the lives of President and Mrs. Bush.

Register Now: https://www.georgeandbarbarabush.org/vintnerdinner/

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10/08/2020

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On September 17th, the George & Barbara Bush Foundation together with The Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University hosted a discussion called “Looking Forward: Avoiding a Vaccine Cold War,” which featured the world’s leading authorities to discuss the realities of addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode we share some of the most notable moments from the discussion which featured leading world experts who share more on their incredible work on the road to a vaccine and fight against COVID-19 ... while embodying George H. W. and Barbara Bush's spirit of service and cooperation.

Our 11th Annual Vintner Dinner is going virtual! For the first time, no matter where you are in the world, you can join ...
10/05/2020
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Our 11th Annual Vintner Dinner is going virtual! For the first time, no matter where you are in the world, you can join us for an uplifting evening filled with fine wine and friendship! You must register to participate by this Friday, October 9.

The program, hosted by Tanji Patton, Emmy Award Winning Journalist and Host & Producer of Goodtaste with Tanji, will include exclusive winemaker interviews, appearances of three acclaimed chefs, and an online auction that will include a variety of fine wines and unique items collected throughout the lives of President and Mrs. Bush.

Register by October 9: https://www.georgeandbarbarabush.org/vintnerdinner/

The George and Barbara Bush Foundation is dedicated to preserving the historic legacies of President and Mrs. Bush by supporting and promoting education and service-oriented programs at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and The Bush School of Government and Public Service, as well...

Statement by Andrew H. Card, Jr., Bush Foundation Interim CEO, on the Passing of Philanthropist and Energy Executive Lod...
10/02/2020

Statement by Andrew H. Card, Jr., Bush Foundation Interim CEO, on the Passing of Philanthropist and Energy Executive Lod Cook

Join us Tuesday, October 6 at 1pm CDT for a webinar -  The Significance of German Reunification Retrospectively and in t...
10/02/2020
The Significance of German Reunification Retrospectively and in the Present Day

Join us Tuesday, October 6 at 1pm CDT for a webinar - The Significance of German Reunification Retrospectively and in the Present Day. The event, co-sponsored by the Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy, the George and Barbara Bush Foundation and the German Consulate General in Houston, features special addresses from two distinguished global leaders: Her Excellency Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, and Secretary James A. Baker, III, the Baker Institute’s honorary chair.

Register Now: https://www.bigmarker.com/bakerinstitute/The-Significance-of-German-Reunification-Retrospectively-and-In-the-Present-Day

Rachel A. Meidl, fellow in energy and environment, sits down with David Biderman, president and CEO of the Solid Waste Association of North America, to discuss how prepared the waste management system is to face the challenges of sustainability.

Statement by George and Barbara Bush Foundation Interim CEO Andrew H. Card, Jr. on the passing of His Highness Sheikh Sa...
09/30/2020

Statement by George and Barbara Bush Foundation Interim CEO Andrew H. Card, Jr. on the passing of His Highness Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah.

09/30/2020
Portraits of Courage with President George W. Bush

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In a special family episode of "All the Best," host Sam LeBlond is joined by his uncle, the 43rd President of the United States George W. Bush. Listen as the two discuss President Bush's path to service (as only the second son of a President to ever become Commander in Chief), advice he would give to others interested in public service, his take on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, his love of painting, and the most difficult decision he had to make as President.

09/29/2020
A 30th Anniversary Celebration of President Bush's Education Summit

Thirty-one years ago, President Bush convened the nation’s governors at the University of Virginia to forge the first bipartisan, national education goals. Last year President Bill Clinton — who was one of the education leaders in Charlottesville as Governor of Arkansas — and Governor Jeb Bush spoke about the 1989 Summit and the future of education policy from the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine under the auspices of the university’s George and Barbara Bush Distinguished Lecture Series. https://youtu.be/ymsvcwe_hIk

Thirty years ago, President Bush convened the nation’s governors at the University of Virginia to forge the first bipartisan, national education goals. On Se...

09/27/2020
Points of Light

Points of Light

Enjoy a night of hope and inspiration as we celebrate individuals who are changing their communities and the world with The George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards.

Our 11th Annual Vintner Dinner is going virtual on November 12! For the first time, no matter where you are in the world...
09/25/2020

Our 11th Annual Vintner Dinner is going virtual on November 12! For the first time, no matter where you are in the world, you can join us for an uplifting evening filled with fine wine and friendship! You must register to participate by Friday, October 9.

The program, hosted by Tanji Patton, Emmy Award Winning Journalist and Host & Producer of Goodtaste with Tanji, will include exclusive winemaker interviews, appearances of three acclaimed chefs, and an online auction that will include a variety of fine wines and unique items collected throughout the lives of President and Mrs. Bush.

For details or to register, visit https://www.georgeandbarbarabush.org/vintnerdinner/

09/24/2020
National Pride

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"All the Best" host Sam LeBlond sits down with MLB World Series Champion, Washington Nationals First Baseman, Ryan Zimmerman. Listen as the two discuss Zimmerman's career, his involvement with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the creation of the ziMS Foundation, which focuses on finding new ways to treat and cure multiple sclerosis. Ryan also shares more details on his new "Pros For Heroes" COVID-19 relief benefiting our frontline workers.

On Oct. 2, the fully operational TBM repainted in honor of President George H.W. Bush's WWII Aircraft returns to the Lon...
09/21/2020

On Oct. 2, the fully operational TBM repainted in honor of President George H.W. Bush's WWII Aircraft returns to the Lone Star Flight Museum! The year-long restoration process was graciously underwritten by The Gary Sinise Foundation, The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation, Museum Board Member James Bath and Joe Cialone.

Details: https://www.lonestarflight.org/avenger-set-return-fully-restored

#FlashbackFriday: President Bush boards Marine One - March 27, 1991
09/18/2020

#FlashbackFriday: President Bush boards Marine One - March 27, 1991

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09/17/2020

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All the Best host Sam LeBlond sits down with June Scobee Rodgers, the inspiring widow of Commander Dick Scobee — who was one of the seven space pioneers to perish in the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger tragedy. Listen as June reveals the comfort that then-Vice President George H. W. Bush offered the families of the Challenger crew during that traumatic time and how it led to the establishment of the Challenger Center for Space Science Education. Today, there are Challenger Centers focusing on STEM education operating in 27 states and on three continents! Sam and June also chat about First Lady Barbara Bush and her ongoing support for this groundbreaking program that has touched over 5.5 million students around the world over the last 30 years.

09/17/2020
Looking Forward: Avoiding a Vaccine Cold War

Streaming Now! Together with The Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University - a new virtual program called “Looking Forward: Avoiding a Vaccine Cold War” featuring the world’s leading authorities discussing realities of what it will take to address COVID-19 pandemic.

Watch Live: https://youtu.be/T4kQNMnKbE8

The George & Barbara Bush Foundation together with the The Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University will host a new virtual program...

09/16/2020
Looking Forward: Avoiding a Vaccine Cold War

Thursday, September 17th at 1:30 pm Eastern, the George & Barbara Bush Foundation together with the The Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University will host a new virtual program called “Looking Forward: Avoiding a Vaccine Cold War” featuring the world’s leading authorities discussing the realities of what it will take to address the COVID-19 pandemic, with a special focus on the complex issue of vaccines.

The hour-long program, which will be shown on the Foundation’s website www.georgeandbarbarabush.org and here on our page, will feature moderator Dr. Martin J. Murphy, Jr., the Bushes’ close friend and recently named Co-Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the International Alliance for COVID-19 Data Research, in conversation with three of the top minds grappling with the pandemic and vaccines at the global level:

- Sir Jeremy Farrar, Director, The Wellcome Trust
- Dr. Richard Hatchett, CEO, The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)
- Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist, The World Health Organization

This Thursday, September 17 at 1:30pm Eastern, the George & Barbara Bush Foundation together with the The Bush School of...
09/14/2020

This Thursday, September 17 at 1:30pm Eastern, the George & Barbara Bush Foundation together with the The Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University will host a new virtual program called “Looking Forward: Avoiding a Vaccine Cold War” featuring the world’s leading authorities discussing the realities of what it will take to address the COVID-19 pandemic, with a special focus on the complex issue of vaccines.

The event will be streamed on our social channels. Details: https://www.georgeandbarbarabush.org/2020/09/looking-forward-avoiding-a-vaccine-cold-war/

09/09/2020
Destiny and Power

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On this episode of "All the Best," Sam LeBlond sits down with Pulitzer Prize winning author and presidential historian Jon Meacham. Listen as the two discuss Meacham’s close relationship with the Bush family, the making of "Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush," eulogizing the 41st president, and why he recently took the time to speak at the Democratic National Convention.

09/03/2020
All the Right Reasons

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In this episode of "All the Best,” host Sam LeBlond talks to General Mark A. Welsh III, the Dean of The Bush School of Government & Public Service at @Texas A&M University — and before that, the 20th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force. Few people are better situated to discuss the #AllTheBest theme of service than Dean Welsh. Listen as he discusses how he got the role of becoming a Dean, the expansion of The Bush School of Government & Public Service, and his ongoing promise to The Bush School’s namesake, President George H. W. Bush.

09/02/2020
President George H. W. Bush Shot Down Off Chichi Jima

On this day in 1944, President George H. W. Bush was shot down off Chichi Jima. Listen to the letter he wrote to his mother and father after being shot down off the island of Chichi Jima in 1944. His son Marvin reads this letter from "All the Best." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pB8CBtNUV4

While President Bush flies from Houston to Washington for the last time, listen to the letter he wrote to his mother and father after being shot down off the...

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The George and Barbara Bush Foundation is dedicated to preserving the legacies of service and leadership best exemplified by our namesakes by supporting and promoting education and service-oriented programs at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and The Bush School of Government and Public Service, as well as the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation and Points of Light. Your support of the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation allows us to continue our work to empower a new generation of dedicated public servants to lead our nation and our world. George Bush Presidential Library and Museum (Archives and Research): www.facebook.com/Bush41Library George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University: www.facebook.com/BushSchool

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