About the Awards

President George H.W. Bush believed that every societal problem is being solved somewhere by a group or an individual. The George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards honors outstanding individuals advancing solutions in ways that demonstrate the extraordinary traits of our 41st president: integrity, empathy, respect, optimism, conviction in the face of opposition, and belief in the power of the human spirit to create positive change.

Honorees demonstrate the transformative power of service, and are driving significant and sustained impact through their everyday actions and words that lights the path for other points of light.

The George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards Celebration

Save the date for the second annual celebration of The George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards, a livestream experience celebrating the transformative power of the human spirit on September 26, 2020.

Garth Brooks

Points of Light recognized Garth Brooks with The Inaugural George H.W. Bush Points of Light Award for Caring and Compassion.

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Maria Rose Belding

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Khloe Thompson

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Highlights from the Inaugural Awards Gala

The Inaugural Awards Gala was held on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City. Presidents George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama graciously served as honorary co-chairs of the Awards Gala.