Laura Bush

Founder at The George W. Bush Foundation

Laura Bush

Laura Bush

Founder at The George W. Bush Foundation

Overview
Career Highlights

Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries
Texas Book Festival
The George W. Bush Foundation

RelSci Relationships

1980

Number of Boards

12

Birthday

11/04/1946 - Midland, TX, United States

Age

72

Number of Awards

3

Interests

Reading

Relationships
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Fund Advisor at Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors)

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President at Southern Methodist University

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Former President of United States

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Former President at The George W. Bush Foundation

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Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Hunt Oil Co., Inc.

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Professional at Tolleson Wealth Management, Inc.

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Trustee at Southern Methodist University

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President at Hunt Global Partnerships

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Co-Founder at The Carlyle Group LP

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Founder at America's Promise - The Alliance for Youth

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Laura Bush
Founder at The George W. Bush Foundation
Family Members
Child
Founder at Global Health Corps

Global Health Corps (GHC) believes that every person has the right to live a healthy, dignified life. They also believe that everyone has a role to play in the health equity movement. They embrace a philosophy of active problem solving and partnership that is designed to bring about real and sustainable progress. They are committed to creating a new breed of health sector leaders who develop innovative solutions to the most challenging health problems all over the world.

Child
Founder at Global Health Corps

Global Health Corps (GHC) believes that every person has the right to live a healthy, dignified life. They also believe that everyone has a role to play in the health equity movement. They embrace a philosophy of active problem solving and partnership that is designed to bring about real and sustainable progress. They are committed to creating a new breed of health sector leaders who develop innovative solutions to the most challenging health problems all over the world.

Child-In-Law
Director, Client & Partner Group at KKR & Co., Inc.

KKR & Co. L.P. (KKR) is a leading global investment firm with deep roots in private equity, diversified capabilities, and an impressive track record. When you partner with KKR, you benefit from decades of financial and operational experience, broad industry knowledge, and a powerful network of global relationships. Through an integrated approach, we work closely with companies and investment partners around the world to deliver flexible capital solutions. The power of partnership with KKR means we strive for better investments, stronger businesses, and shared success. With offices around the world, we fulfill our mission one investor at a time, one company at a time—and we do this as one global firm. As investors with an industrialist vision, we think long-term, pursue the highest standards of excellence, and align our interests with those of all our investment partners by putting our own capital behind our ideas

Spouse

The Executive Office of the President (EOPOTUS or EOP) consists of the immediate staff of the current President of the United States and multiple levels of support staff reporting to the President.

Education
MLS
Class of 1973

The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest public universities in the United States and is the largest institution of The University of Texas System. Founded in 1883, the university has grown from a single building, eight teachers, two departments and 221 students to a 350-acre main campus with 17 colleges and schools, about 24,000 faculty and staff, and more than 50,000 students.

Bachelor of Science
Class of 1968

Southern Methodist University is a private university near the center of Dallas. SMU offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs through seven schools in the humanities and sciences, business, the performing, visual, and communication arts, engineering, education and human development, law, and theology.

Memberships
Member
Current

Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world's most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 150 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. The CGI Annual Meeting is held each September in New York City. CGI also convenes CGI America, a meeting devoted to economic recovery and job creation in the United States, and CGI University (CGI U), which hosts an annual meeting for undergraduate and graduate students who are developing commitments in their communities and around the world.

Member

TO PROMOTE FRATERNAL SISTERHOOD THROUGH EDUCATIONAL AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES FOR ITS MEMBERS.

Career History
President
2002 - Current

Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries provides funds to school libraries. The company was founded by Laura Welch Bush in 2002 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

Founder
1995 - Current

The Texas Book Festival celebrates authors and their contributions to the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination. The Texas Book Festival was established in 1995 by First Lady Laura Bush, a former librarian and an ardent advocate of literacy. Mrs. Bush created a task force to plan the book festival to honor Texas authors, promote the joys of reading and serve to benefit the state's public libraries. The first Festival took place at the Capitol in November 1996; the Festival has quickly evolved into one of the premier literary events in the country, annually hosting over 200 Texas and nationally known authors. More than 40,000 visitors participate annually in a weekend of author readings and presentations, panel discussions, book signings, and musical entertainment at the State Capitol in Austin.

Founder
Current

The George W. Bush Presidential Center is home to the Bush Presidential Library and Museum and the Bush Institute. The Bush Center's 226,000-square-foot building and 15-acre urban park reside on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. President and Mrs. Bush founded the Bush Center to continue their work expanding freedom at home and around the globe. Built with private donations, the Bush Presidential Library and Museum opened to the public on May 1, 2013.

Boards & Committees
Trustee
Current

The National Trust For Historic Preservation provides leadership, education, advocacy and resources to save America's historic places. The firm helps revitalize neighborhoods, communities, and spark economic development and promote environmental sustainability. The company was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Honorary Chairman, Board of Directors
Current

The Texas Book Festival celebrates authors and their contributions to the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination. The Texas Book Festival was established in 1995 by First Lady Laura Bush, a former librarian and an ardent advocate of literacy. Mrs. Bush created a task force to plan the book festival to honor Texas authors, promote the joys of reading and serve to benefit the state's public libraries. The first Festival took place at the Capitol in November 1996; the Festival has quickly evolved into one of the premier literary events in the country, annually hosting over 200 Texas and nationally known authors. More than 40,000 visitors participate annually in a weekend of author readings and presentations, panel discussions, book signings, and musical entertainment at the State Capitol in Austin.

Co-Chairman
Prior

Boys & Girls Clubs offers club programs and services and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Boys & Girls Clubs of America offers school programs throughout the United States. The firm's programs include character and leadership, education and career, health & life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation. Boys & Girls Clubs of America was founded in 1860.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$25K - $50K
2015

The National Trust For Historic Preservation provides leadership, education, advocacy and resources to save America's historic places. The firm helps revitalize neighborhoods, communities, and spark economic development and promote environmental sustainability. The company was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

$25K - $50K
2014

The National Trust For Historic Preservation provides leadership, education, advocacy and resources to save America's historic places. The firm helps revitalize neighborhoods, communities, and spark economic development and promote environmental sustainability. The company was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

$25K +
2013

The National Trust For Historic Preservation provides leadership, education, advocacy and resources to save America's historic places. The firm helps revitalize neighborhoods, communities, and spark economic development and promote environmental sustainability. The company was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Political Donations
$250
1993

Co-Founder at Infrastructure Networks, Inc.

Advisors
Advisor

Partner at Williams & Connolly LLP

Senior Advisor

Founder at Wallace Global Impact

Awards & Honors
2011
Newsweek Magazine - 150 Women Who Shake the World
Rank #44
2008
Forbes Magazine - 100 Most Powerful Women
Rank #43
2006
Forbes Magazine - 100 Most Powerful Women
Events
Speaker
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
2012 Concordia Summit

The Concordia Summit hosted its second annual conference in New York City on September 27, 2012. The Concordia Summit Advisory Board was in attendance, along with several current and former heads of state, corporate executives and leaders from prominent non-governmental organizations.

Speaker
2010 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

The CGI Annual Meeting is a premier gathering for heads of state, business leaders, and nonprofit directors from around the world. The 2010 Annual Meeting took place September 21-23 in New York City, and focused on finding effective, sustainable solutions to the some of the world's most pressing challenges. During the four-day event, CGI members made new connections, shared insights and ideas, and developed partnerships that will enhance the work they do throughout the year. They also made nearly 300 new Commitments to Action, bringing the total number of commitments made to more than 1,900.

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