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Fellows: Where Are They Now? (2020 Issue)

The Bush Foundation has invested more than $1 billion in myriad organizations and individuals over the past 67 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.

Berg (BF’00) went to the Museum Management Institute (MMI), run by the American Alliance of Museums, to gain museum operational skills. 

Thao (BF’05) hoped that pursuing a Ph.D. in psychology would increase her clinical skills, but the experience changed her personally as well.

Romano (BF’10) saw a Bush Fellowship as a chance to up his game helping people in underserved and marginalized communities. 

Killer's (BF’15) Bush Fellowship began as a chance to reach leadership goals but evolved into an exploration of self-care as a key to sustain his leadership.

Q&As with past Bush Fellows.