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About the Celebration

The third annual celebration of The George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards honored individuals who demonstrate the transformative power of service, and who are driving significant and sustained impact through their everyday actions and words that light the path for other points of light.

Sept. 28, 2021

In-person and Livestreamed from New York City

Special guest appearances and live musical performances create evening of hope and inspiration

Hosted by ABC News anchor and correspondent Linsey Davis, the third annual celebration of The George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards included special appearances by Dr. Anthony Fauci, John Legend, Dana Perino and Usher Raymond, IV, and performances by the cast of the Broadway musical “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations,” and musicians Mark Rivera, John Conte, Jeff Kazee, Rich Pagano and Andy York. Watch the recording above to relive this incredible evening.  

Hugh Evans - 2021 Honoree

Co-founder & CEO, Global Citizen

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Francine A. LeFrak - 2021 Honoree

Founder, Francine A. LeFrak Foundation and the Same Sky Foundation Fund

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Dr. Ala Stanford - 2021 Honoree

Founder, Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium

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Bryan Stevenson - 2021 Honoree

Founder & Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative

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Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama graciously served as Honorary Co-Chairs of The George H.W. Bush Points of Light Award Celebration.

Awards Celebration Co-Chairs

Barbara Bush
Jenna Bush Hager
Lauren Bush Lauren
Wendy Wear Stapleton
Victor and Patricia Ganzi

Awards Celebration Committee Co-Chairs

Lawrence E. Bathgate, II and Michelle Bengué Bathgate

Awards Celebration Committee

Jean Becker
Neil M. Bush
Bob and Colleen Grady
Gregg Petersmeyer
Ed and Patti Rogers
Eric Tanenblatt
Marie and Andy Unanue

Awards Celebration Honorary Committee Members

James and Susan Baker
Wolf and Lynn Blitzer
Nicholas Brady
Adam and Tehillah Braun
Nancy Brinker
Tom and Meredith Brokaw
Christopher Buckley and Dr. Katherine Close
Ashley Bush and Julian LeFevre
Pierce and Sarahbeth Bush
Dana and Paula Carvey
Kristin Clark
Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky
Barbara Franklin
Wally and Sandy Ganzi
Robert and Becky Gates
Maurice “Hank’ and Corrine Greenberg
Carla Hills
Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.
Edwina and Tom Johnson
Dorothy Bush Koch and Bobby Koch
Gigi Koch

Robert Koch
Herb and Natalie Kohler
Mike and Mickie Krzyzewski
David Lauren
Sam and Lee LeBlond
Mike and Jacqueline Love
Reba McEntire
Johnny and Jeanie Morris
Courtney and Jim Nantz
Jack and Rachel Oliver
Dana Perino and Peter McMahon
Colin and Alma Powell
Dan and Marilyn Quayle
Paul and Lauren Rieckhoff
Condoleezza Rice
Ellie and Nick Sosa
Craig and Dorothy Stapleton
Louis and Ginger Sullivan
Hamdi Ulukaya
George IV and Nancy Walker
Nicole Wallace

Awards Celebration Sponsors


The Embassy of the State of Qatar in the United States


Ganzi Family Foundation
Seadream Family Foundation
Marie and Andy Unanue
Mark Cuban Foundation




Altria Group
Lawrence E. Bathgate, II and Michelle Bengué Bathgate
Larry and Katie Bathgate, III
Peter and Tatiana Cancro
Ray Chambers, The MCJ Amelior Foundation
Comcast NBCUniversal
Larry and Christine Hesse
Natalie and Herb Kohler
Chip Merlin and Donice Krueger
Michael & Jacquelyne Love
Daniel O’Connell, Vestar Capital Partners
Power Corporation of Canada
Vincent and Denise Puma
Pamela Norley and Donn Randall
Ed and Patti Rogers
Mr. Craig R. Stapleton and Mrs. Dorothy W. Stapleton
David Williams


Arizona Cardinals Football Club
Rick and Ann Calhoon
Ray and Elsie Catena
Kenny Habul
Herbert Simon Family Foundation
Edwina and Tom Johnson
Major League Baseball
Dwayne and Belinda Majors
Marlene A. Malek
Fran McGorry – Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages
The PGA Tour
Marty Rodgers
Southwest Airlines
The Starr Foundation
Vietnam Town Property LLC
The Walt Disney Company


As part of this year’s Awards Celebration, the Points of Light Inspiration Honor Roll will lift up stories of hope and resilience by everyday citizens who have demonstrated the courage and conviction to create positive change and tackle unique challenges. Ten of those nominees will be featured as Inspiration Honor Roll Spotlights during the Awards Celebration program.

View the Honor Roll Meet Our Spotlights

Learn About Past Recipients

Learn more about how past recipients of The George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards honor the traits of our 41st president.