About the Celebration

The fourth 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.

Oct. 24, 2022

In-person at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York, NY


Hosted by ABC News anchor and correspondent Linsey Davis, the fourth annual celebration of The George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards honored José Andrés and Maurice R. “Hank” Greenberg, and featured performances by Branford Marsalis and Joey Calderazzo Duo, and Ukrainian singer Mika Newton.

José Andrés - 2022 Honoree

José Andrés is an internationally recognized culinary innovator, New York Times bestselling author, educator and humanitarian. He was named one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” in both 2012 and 2018 and awarded the 2015 National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama. As the chef/owner of the award-winning ThinkFoodGroup restaurant collective, Andrés has been a pioneer of Spanish tapas in the United States and is also known for his groundbreaking avant-garde cuisine. As a naturalized citizen originally from Spain, Andrés has also been a tireless advocate for immigration reform. 

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Maurice R. "Hank" Greenberg - 2022 Honoree

Maurice R. “Hank” Greenberg is Chairman and CEO of Starr Insurance Companies, a global insurance and investment organization founded by Cornelius Vander Starr in 1919 in Shanghai, China. Mr. Greenberg retired as Chairman and CEO of American International Group (AIG), a former Starr subsidiary, which became the first fully licensed foreign insurance company in China. Under his nearly 40 years of leadership, AIG grew from an initial market value of $300 million to $180 billion, becoming the largest insurance company in the world. 

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Inspiration Spotlights

Meet our 20 George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards Celebration Inspiration Spotlights.

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2022 GHWB Inspiration Spotlights Feature


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
Mike & Jacquelyne Love
Wendy Stapleton
Andy & Marie Unanue

Awards Celebration Committee Co-Chairs

Lawrence E. Bathgate, II
Michelle Bengué Bathgate

Awards Celebration Committee

Jean Becker
Neil Bush
Dan Murphy
Gregg Petersmeyer

Awards Celebration Honorary Committee Members

Wolf and Lynn Blitzer
Adam and Tehillah Braun
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood
Christopher Buckley and Katherine Close
Dana and Paula Carvey
Kristin Clark
Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky
Hugh Evans
Barbara Franklin
Victor and Patricia Ganzi
Wally and Sandy Ganzi
Robert and Becky Gates
Carla Hills
Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.
Edwina and Tom Johnson
Herb and Natalie Kohler

Mike and Mickie Krzyzewski
Francine Lefrak and Rick Friedberg
Reba Mcentire
Johnny and Jeannie Morris
Dana Perino and Peter Mcmahon
Courtney and Jim Nantz
X. Rick Niu
Dan and Marilyn Quayle
Condoleezza Rice
Ala Stanford and Byron Drayton
Craig and Dorothy Stapleton
Louis and Ginger Sullivan
Hamdi Ulukaya
George Iv and Nancy Walker
Nicolle Wallace
Brian and Jane Williams

Awards Celebration Sponsors


Andy and Marie Unanue


The UPS Foundation


Altria Group
Lawrence E. Bathgate, II and Michelle Bengué Bathgate
Raymond Chambers, The MCJ Amelior Foundation
Comcast NBCUniversal
Stanley and Fiona Druckenmiller
Love Foundation
Pamela Norley and Donn Randall
S&P Global
Craig and Dorothy Stapleton
David Williams


American Pacific International Capital, Inc.
Kate and Jim Clark
Steven and Roberta Denning
Katherine Farley and Jerry Speyer
Tom and Edwina Johnson
Dwayne and Belinda Majors
The PGA Tour
Marty Rodgers
The Sandyhill Foundation
Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation


Jean Becker
Eric Breslow
Marcia Bullard and Tom McNamara
George and Barbara Bush Foundation
Neil and Maria Bush
Pamela Everhart
Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages
Daniel Loeb
Perry Liles Lucas and Bob Lucas
Steven B. Klinsky
Kenneth Langone
Diane and Brian Melley
National Basketball Association
New York Giants
Natalye and Marc Paquin
Gregg and Julie Petersmeyer
The Philadelphia Foundation
Karen Pritzker
Joshua J. and Jenny Romney
John and Stephanie Smith
Eric and Mary Tanenblatt

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.