About the Celebration

The third annual celebration of The George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards will honor 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. Plans are underway for the 2021 Awards Celebration to be held on September 28 in New York City and livestreamed for a global audience.

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Sept. 28 at 8:00 p.m.

In-person and Livestreamed from New York City

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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Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for the third annual celebration of The George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards, please email Kelly Kener at [email protected] Select a sponsorship level for full benefit details. Full sponsorship benefits are subject to timing.

Signature Partner: $250,000

  • Verbal recognition by Neil Bush, Board Chair, from the event stage during the program
  • Signature level recognition on all Awards materials, including logo/name displayed from the event stage
  • Invitation to provide congratulatory remarks to honorees during the awards program 

Platinum Sponsor: $100,000

  • Platinum level recognition on all Awards materials
  • Invitation to join the Awards Honorary Committee
  • Ongoing personalize updates from CEO on mission impact milestones and strategic initiatives
  • Two Tables (up to 20 seats) to the Awards Celebration with premiere table placement

Diamond Sponsor: $50,000

  • One table to the Awards Gala dinner with premiere table placement
  • Special meet and greet opportunities with Honorees, Co-Chairs and Honorary Committee Members
  • Personal concierge pre-event and night of registration, seating and table service by Points of Light staff for all guests 

Gold Sponsor: $25,000

  • One table to the Awards Celebration or sponsor appreciation box
  • Recognition as a Gold sponsor in event program
  • Recognition in the Points of Light Annual Report under the Circle of Friends Major Gift Society

Silver Sponsor: $10,000

  • Sponsor appreciation box
  • Recognition on the Points of Light website
  • Recognition as a Silver sponsor in event program

Bronze Sponsor: $5,000

  • Recognition as a Bronze sponsor in event program 

Inspiration Honor Roll: $2,500

  • Invitation to join select Points of Light mission impact presentations and webinars

Inspiration Honor Roll: $1,000

  • Recognition of your honorarium will be included on your nominees listing within our Inspiration Honor Roll
  • Digital celebration package
  • Recognition in the Points of Light Annual Report 


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
Larry and Katie Bathgate, III
Lawrence E. Bathgate, II and Michelle Bengué Bathgate
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
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
Edwina and Tom Johnson
Marlene A. Malek
The PGA Tour
Marty Rodgers
Herbert Simon
Southwest Airlines
The Starr Foundation
Vietnam Town Property LLC
The Walt Disney Company
Belinda and Wayne Majors


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.

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