About the Awards

President George H.W. Bush believed that every societal problem is being solved somewhere by a group or an individual. The George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards honors 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.

Honorees demonstrate the transformative power of service, and are driving significant and sustained impact through their everyday actions and words that lights the path for other points of light.

Highlights from the Second Annual Awards Celebration

The second annual celebration of The George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards, a livestream experience celebrating the transformative power of the human spirit, was held on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020.

Highlights from the Inaugural Awards Gala

The Inaugural Awards Gala was held on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City. Presidents George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama graciously served as honorary co-chairs of the Awards Gala.

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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Captain Sir Thomas Moore - 2020 Honoree

Founder, The Captain Tom Foundation

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Shreyaa and Esha Venkat - 2020 Honorees

Co-founders, NEST4US

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Garth Brooks - 2019 Honoree

Points of Light recognized Garth Brooks with The Inaugural George H.W. Bush Points of Light Award for Caring and Compassion.

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Maria Rose Belding - 2019 Honoree

Founder, MEANS Database

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Khloe Thompson - 2019 Honoree

Founder, Khloe Kares

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