About the Awards Gala

The George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards Gala is the signature annual event that supports the mission and vision of Points of Light, and includes the presentation of The George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards. The event will honor 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.

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September 26, 2019

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
New York, NY

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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 Gala.

Co-Chairs

Raymond G. Chambers, founding chairman of the Points of Light Foundation, and Lauren Bush Lauren, granddaughter of President George H.W. Bush, and CEO and co-founder of FEED Projects, will co-chair the event.

Honorary Committee

The committee is in formation with confirmed members as of July 2, 2019

Ambassador Hushang and Shahla Ansary
James and Susan Baker
Wolf and Lynn Blitzer
Nicholas and Katherine Brady
Adam Braun
Tom and Meredith Brokaw
Christopher Buckley and Dr. Katherine Close
Ashley Bush and Julian LeFevre
Pierce and Sarahbeth Bush
Dana and Paula Carvey
Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky
Barbara and Craig Coyne
Jenna Bush Hager and Henry Hager
Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.

Edwina and Tom Johnson
Sam Kass
David Lauren
Sam and Lee LeBlond
Reba McEntire
Johnny and Jeanie Morris
Courtney and Jim Nantz
Dana Perino and Peter McMahon
Colin and Alma Powell
Paul and Lauren Rieckhoff
Condoleezza Rice
Andrew Shue and Amy Robach
George and Nancy Walker IV
Nicole Wallace

Gala Steering Committee

The committee is in formation with confirmed members as of July 2, 2019

Larry and Katie Bathgate, III
Jean Becker
John and Theresa Behrendt
Craig L. Berkman
Brendan Blumer
Neil M. and Maria Bush
James and Chantelle Collins
Mark and Holly Fedorcik
Lindsay Furman
Patricia and Victor Ganzi
Ambassador Bruce S. Gelb
Christine Chambers Gilfillan
Andrew Heaney and Leslie Bathgate Heaney

Larry and Christine Hesse
Ambassador Brenda L. Johnson
Michael and Mickie Krzyzewski
Mike and Jacquelyne Love
Chip Merlin and Donice Krueger
Bernard J. Milano and Sharon G. Pierson
Vincent and Denise Puma
Pamela Norley and Donn Randall
Gregg and Julie Petersmeyer
Brenda Robinson
Suzanne Spero
Eric and Mary Tanenblatt
Ambassador Joseph and Isabella Zappala

2019 Awards Gala Sponsors

Presenting Partner

The Ambassador of The State of Qatar
H.E. Meshal Bin Hamad Al-Thani and Mrs. Al-Thani

Signature Partner

Johnny and Jeanie Morris, Bass Pro Shops

Toyota

Platinum Partner

Ray Chambers, The MCJ Amelior Foundation
The Mark Cuban Foundation
Maurice Greenberg, The Starr Foundation

Patricia and Victor Ganzi
Don King
UPS, Legacy Reception Sponsor

Co-Chairman

Lawrence Bathgate, II and Michelle Bengué Bathgate
The Love Foundation, Mike and Jacquelyne Love
Marlene Malek Family Charitable Trust

Daniel O’Connell, Vestar Capital Partners
Paul Singer
Unanue Family

Vice-Chairman

Argyos Family Foundation
Aztherapies Neuroinflamation
Drug Development
Bank of America
Larry and Katie Bathgate, III
Jean Becker
Comcast NBCUniversal
Dentons
The Walt Disney Company
Fidelity Charitable
Ambassador Bruce Gelb
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Andrew Heaney and Leslie Bathgate Heaney
Larry and Christine Hesse
HSBC
Ambassador Brenda Johnson
Herbert and Natalie Kohler

KPMG
Robert Kraft, The New England Patriots
Michael and Mickie Krzyzewski
Helen Laughery
The Ralph and Ricky Lauren Family Foundation
Dr. Brian and Diane Melley
Chip Merlin and Donice Kreuger
Dianne Moss
Pamely J. Norley and Donn A. Randall
Gregg and Julie Petersmeyer
Vincent and Denise Puma
Stone & Magnanini, Smart Family Foundation of New York
George and Nancy Walker IV
The Walsh Family
David Williams
Ambassador Joseph and Isabella Zappala

Attend the Awards Gala

Thank you for your interest in attending and supporting The George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards Gala. Please find full benefit information below for giving between $2,500 and $100,000. For information about our leadership sponsorship levels of greater than $100,000, email Kelly Kener or call 404-844-5365.

Donation Levels & Benefits

Select a donation level below for full benefit details.

Gala Chairman – $100,000

  • Opportunity for recognition as a member of the 41 for 41 Society with a three-year commitment 
  • Chairman level recognition on all Gala materials
  • One table for 10 guests at the Awards Gala with premiere seating
  • Special VIP meet and greet opportunities and private photo opportunity for two guests during the VIP reception (as available) 
  • Chairman level recognition on Points of Light’s social media properties
  • Recognition as a co-sponsor of the reception  
  • Recognition in the Points of Light Annual Report under the Circle of Friends Major Gift Society 

Gala CO-CHAIRMAN – $50,000

  • Opportunity for recognition as a member of the 41 for 41 Society with a threeyear commitment 
  • Co-Chairman level recognition on all Awards Gala materials
  • One table for 10 guests at the Awards Gala with premiere seating
  • Recognition as a Awards Gala Co-Chairman in event materials and on Points of Light’s social media properties
  • Recognition in the Points of Light Annual Report

Gala VICE Chairman Sponsor – $25,000

  • One table for 10 guests at the Awards Gala
  • Priority table placement over single ticket purchases
  • Vice Chairman level recognition on all Awards Gala materials
  • Recognition in the Points of Light Annual Report

Silver Sponsor – $10,000

  • Four tickets to the Awards Gala
  • Recognition as a Silver Sponsor in Awards Gala signage and materials 
  • Recognition on the Awards Gala webpage
  • Recognition in the Points of Light Annual Report

Patron Sponsor – $5,000

  • Two tickets to the Awards Gala
  • Recognition in the Points of Light Annual Report

41 for 41 Society

The 41 for 41 Society is an exclusive membership of visionary benefactors who will be recognized as the founding contributors to the George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards. This loyal cohort of individuals believes in and supports the recognition and inspiration of the hallmark values that defined President George H.W. Bush’s life and service: kindness, compassion, empathy, self-sacrifice and commitment to country.

Membership in the 41 for 41 Society requires a minimum of a three-year commitment of $50,000 per year to Points of Light for unrestricted mission support. Annual benefits will include recognition, invitations to exclusive 41 for 41 Society gatherings, and a table at the annual George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards Gala.