The Awards Celebrate Individuals Committed to Changing the World
Submitted by Points of Light
Points of Light, a global nonprofit dedicated to accelerating people-powered change, today announced the 2020 co-chairs for the second annual celebration of The George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards. The 2020 co-chairs are Barbara Bush and Craig Coyne, Jenna Bush Hager and Henry Hager, and Wendy Stapleton.
The George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards is the signature celebration that supports the mission and vision of Points of Light. The Awards 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.
“We greatly appreciate the leadership of Barbara, Craig, Jenna, Henry and Wendy as we prepare for the second annual celebration of The George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards,” said Natalye Paquin, president and CEO of Points of Light. “Their shared commitment to honoring the legacy of our 41st president and founder will help us shine a light on the inspiring individuals who create positive change in communities around the world.”
Barbara Bush is co-founder and board chair of Global Health Corps, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to mobilize a diverse community of leaders to build the movement for global health equity.
Jenna Bush Hager is co-host of NBC TODAY with Hoda & Jenna, and the founding chair of UNICEF Next Generation, an initiative dedicated to motivating younger generations to help save and improve children’s lives around the world.
Wendy Stapleton is co-founder and chairman of the board of the Greenwich International Film Festival. She also serves as a member of UNICEF Next Generation’s Founders Circle and was formerly the chair of the organization’s Greenwich chapter.
Presidents George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama served as honorary co-chairs of the Inaugural Awards Gala in 2019. They were joined by Lauren Bush Lauren, granddaughter of President Bush and founder and CEO of FEED, and Ray Chambers, founding chairman of Points of Light Foundation, who served as co-chairs.
Points of Light activates millions of volunteers annually who contribute tens of millions of hours of service through the Points of Light Global Network. Every contribution to Points of Light and to The George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards supports the organization’s general mission to inspire, equip and mobilize people to take action that lifts individuals and changes communities. This includes working in partnership with organizations and individuals to build a society where it is easy to do good and impossible to sit on the sidelines. We are defining a new kind of civic engagement for the 21st century, one that calls on people to give their time, talents, voice and resources to build a brighter future for all.
For more information about livestream plans for the 2020 George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards Celebration, please visit pointsoflight.org/bushawards.
About Points of Light
Points of Light is a global nonprofit organization that inspires, equips and mobilizes millions of people to take action that changes the world. We envision a world in which every individual discovers the power to make a difference, creating healthy communities in vibrant, participatory societies. Through affiliates in 200 cities across 37 countries, and in partnership with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages 5 million volunteers in 14 million hours of service each year. We bring the power of people to bear where it’s needed most. For more information, visit pointsoflight.org.
Points of Light – the world's largest organization dedicated to volunteer service – mobilizes millions of people to take action that is changing the world. Through affiliates in 250 cities and partnerships with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages more than 4 million volunteers in 30 million hours of service each year.
We put people at the center of change by leading a network of 250 local action centers that bring volunteers to the areas of greatest need; encouraging a group of companies to make the largest commitment of pro bono service in history; creating hundreds of ways for parents, teachers and families to engage young people in service; and much more. For details, go to www.pointsoflight.org.
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