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Bush Foundation fundraising campaign launched with $4 million contribution – WTAW

The George & Barbara Bush Foundation has officially launched a $60 million capital campaign for various projects at the George HW Bush Presidential Center.

The campaign, described by the foundation as “a series of critical improvements to educational programs” at the center, includes scholarships and support for Bush School programs and faculty, updates and improvements to the Bush Library exhibit and the bringing of a retired Marine One helicopter to the College. Station complex.

Kicking off the campaign on Tuesday was a $4 million donation from ConocoPhillips, whose relationship with the president and Mrs. Bush dates back 25 years.

The donation from ConocoPhillips brings the fundraising total to $15 million.

George & Barbara Bush Foundation press release:


$60 million from the Campaign Funding for scholarships and program and faculty support for the Bush School of Government and Public Service; Updates and improvements to the Bush Library exhibit; Retired Marine One Helicopter

COLLEGE STATION, TX – The George & Barbara Bush Foundation and Campaign Chairman C. Boyden Gray announced today that ConocoPhillips is pledging to donate $4 million to the “Campaign for Bold Horizons campaign, the foundation’s capital campaign to fund a series of essential improvements to the educational programs at the George HW Bush Presidential Center in College Station.

As the Bush Center approaches its 25th anniversary next year, the strategy behind the “Campaign for Bold Horizons” is to prepare the three institutions that make up the Center – the George Bush School of Government and Public Service, the George HW Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and the George & Barbara Bush Foundation – to strengthen and expand our educational mission and reach even more people over the next quarter century.

The campaign’s goal is to raise $60 million by 2022 for improvements and programs at each of the three Bush Center institutions, including $25 million for the Bush School of Government and Public Service. ConocoPhillips’ donation brings funds raised to date to $15 million in total since early 2019.

“President George HW Bush and his wife, Barbara, have dedicated their lives to public service and selflessly helping others,” said Ryan Lance, president and chief executive officer of ConocoPhillips, who is also a board member of ConocoPhillips. administration of the George & Barbara Bush Foundation. . “We hope this gift is meaningful to The George & Barbara Bush Foundation, which serves as a beacon to inspire future leaders to dedicate their lives to public service and the service of others.”

The gift highlights a warm relationship between the President and Mrs. Bush and ConocoPhillips dating back a quarter century and based on shared values.

• Excluding this pledge, ConocoPhillips previously contributed $3.2 million to the philanthropic legacy of President George HW Bush and his wife, Barbara.

• ConocoPhillips is a long-time supporter of education and volunteerism and believes that civic leadership is a noble calling.

• ConocoPhillips has supported the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation since 1995.

“The George & Barbara Bush Foundation couldn’t be happier to receive this very generous donation from one of America’s most respected energy companies,” said Bush Foundation CEO David Jones. “The Bushes have always looked to the future, and the goal of our ‘Campaign for Bold Horizons’ is to prepare the Bush Center for its next quarter century of excellence – educating and inspiring our fellow Americans to serve their neighbors. and their country with honor and decency.