About the Celebration

The George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards Celebration will honor extraordinary individuals who demonstrate the traits of our 41st president – integrity, empathy, respect, optimism, conviction in the face of opposition and belief in the power of the human spirit. We will also celebrate and recognize people who are leading during these unprecedented times. This year, we will transition this traditional awards gala to a live stream experience, bringing hope and inspiration to audiences everywhere.

Click the button below to make a donation to Points of Light in honor of an individual or group who has helped someone in your community, and to nominate someone who is a volunteer, used their voice and took action when they saw a need, a neighbor who helped another, or even a frontline worker such as a nurse or grocery store cashier, for the Inspiration Honor Roll.

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Sept. 26, 2020

8:00 p.m. EDT
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Marc and Lynne Benioff - 2020 Honorees

Co-founder, Chair & CEO, Salesforce
Co-chairs, TIME

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HAMDI ULUKAYA - 2020 HONOREE

Founder & CEO, Chobani
Founder, Tent Partnership for Refugees

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HONORARY CO-CHAIRS

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

Awards Celebration Chairs

Barbara Bush and Craig Coyne
Jenna Bush Hager and Henry Hager
Wendy Wear Stapleton

 

Awards Celebration Committee Co-Chairs

Lawrence E. Bathgate, II and Michelle Bengué Bathgate

AWARDS CELEBRATION COMMITTEE LEADERSHIP

Bob and Colleen Grady
Jack and Rachel Oliver
Ed and Patti Rogers

 

Awards Celebration Committee Members

Jean Becker
Neil M. Bush
Lauren Bush Lauren
Gregg Petersmyer
Marie and Andy Unanue

 

Sponsorship Levels & Benefits

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for the second annual celebration of The George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards, please fill out the Digital Reply Card below or email Kelly Kener at [email protected] Select a sponsorship level for full benefit details.

PRESENTING SPONSOR: $500,000​

  • Recognition in The George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards Celebration materials, including press release and digital event program
  • Special invitation to a pre-celebration experience
  • Verbal recognition by Co-Chairs during the Awards Celebration Livestream on Sept. 26, including logo recognition and a potential “commercial” during the broadcast (limited time)​
  • Access to the celebration after-party
  • Logo recognition on email communications and website, including any blog posts about the celebration
  • Personalized social media recognition across Points of Light platforms 
  • Recognition in the Points of Light Annual Report 

SIGNATURE SPONSOR: $250,000​

  • Recognition in The George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards Celebration materials, including press release and digital event program
  • Special invitation to a pre-celebration experience
  • Verbal recognition by Neil Bush or Natalye Paquin during the Awards Celebration Livestream on Sept. 26, including logo recognition during the broadcast 
  • Access to the celebration after-party
  • Logo recognition on email communications and website, including any blog posts about the celebration
  • Personalized social media recognition across Points of Light platforms
  • Recognition in the Points of Light Annual Report 

EMERALD SPONSOR: $100,000​

  • Recognition in The George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards Celebration materials, including press release and digital event program ​
  • Special invitation to a pre-celebration experience
  • Name recognition on email communications and website, including featured blog post
  • Verbal recognition by Neil Bush or Natalye Paquin during the Awards Celebration Livestream on Sept. 26, including logo recognition during the broadcast 
  • Access to the celebration after-party
  • Logo/Name recognition associated with Inspiration Spotlight feature stories
  • Social media recognition across Points of Light platforms 
  • Recognition in the Points of Light Annual Report 
  • Premiere Celebration Box and Viewing Guide for 10

DIAMOND SPONSOR: $50,000

  • Recognition on The George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards Celebration website and digital event program
  • Logo/Name recognition associated with Inspiration Spotlight feature stories
  • Social media recognition across Points of Light platforms 
  • Access to the celebration after-party
  • Opportunity to nominate an individual or group for the Inspiration Honor Roll with special recognition in the digital event program
  • Recognition in the Points of Light Annual Report 
  • Premiere Celebration Box and Viewing Guide for 10

PLATINUM SPONSOR: $25,000

  • Recognition on The George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards Celebration website and digital event program
  • Social media recognition across Points of Light platforms
  • Opportunity to nominate an individual or group for the Inspiration Honor Roll with special recognition in the digital event program
  • Recognition in the Points of Light Annual Report 
  • Celebration Box and Viewing Guide for 10

GOLD SPONSOR: $10,000

  • Recognition on The George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards Celebration website and digital event program
  • Opportunity to nominate an individual or group for the Inspiration Honor Roll with special recognition in the digital event program
  • Recognition in the Points of Light Annual Report 
  • Celebration Box and Viewing Guide for 4

SILVER SPONSOR: $5,000

  • Recognition on The George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards Celebration digital event program
  • Opportunity to nominate an individual or group for the Inspiration Honor Roll with special recognition in the digital event program
  • Recognition in the Points of Light Annual Report 
  • Celebration Box and Viewing Guide for 2

BRONZE SPONSOR: $2,500

  • Recognition on The George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards Celebration digital event program
  • Opportunity to nominate an individual or group for the Inspiration Honor Roll with special recognition in the digital event program
  • Recognition in the Points of Light Annual Report 

CONTRIBUTING SPONSOR: $1,000

  • Recognition on The George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards Celebration digital event program
  • Opportunity to nominate an individual or group for the Inspiration Honor Roll with special recognition in the digital event program
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Celebration Box & Viewing Guide

While we’re unable to gather in person this year, Points of Light invites you and your family and friends to celebrate with us by hosting your own special viewing party on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020.*

Each Celebration Box and Viewing Guide includes a personal message, specially selected items for the hosts and guests and a viewing guide to make your livestream viewing experience special.  

Donors at the $50,000 and higher sponsorship levels will receive a Premiere Celebration Box and Viewing Guide with an additional surprise. We look forward to having you join us. 

*The health and safety of you and your guests is of utmost importance. Given the changing public health landscape we encourage you to follow the most recent federal, state and local public health guidelines on social gatherings.

Social Media Toolkit

Find hashtags, handles, visual assets and sample social media posts that can be used to help spread the word about the second annual celebration of The George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards.