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Fellows: Where Are They Now? (2019 Issue)

The Bush Foundation has invested more than $1 billion in myriad organizations and individuals over the past 65 years.

Over that time, the programs at the core of the Foundation have evolved through multiple iterations. 

The prestigious Bush Fellowship is no exception. Since it was first awarded in 1965, Bush Fellows have included artists, government leaders, entrepreneurs, educators and more. One constant, however, is the Foundation’s belief in the power of people to make great ideas happen in their communities. And that is the crux of the Bush Fellowship today: personal leadership growth and development. 

On the following pages, you’ll get a glimpse into the thousands of individuals whose lives — and communities — have been touched by the Bush Fellowship.


Greene (BF’94, ’10) focused on creating public art for healing and storytelling.

Xiong (BF’99) pursued higher education to bring back the "public" in public service.

Jones (BF’92, ’04) furthered his studies and developed interdisciplinary art and environmental works.

Harris (BF’09), then a tenured associate professor at Macalester College, pursued legal studies and earned her law degree.

Black (BF’14) paused to reflect and invest in radical self-care while taking part in a transformational leadership program.

Q&As with past Bush Fellows.