Bush Foundation News from 2015

January 15, 2015

Our commitment to education will expand in 2015 as we make new investments in multiple Major Initiatives.

January 15, 2015

What’s it take to change history? Rebuilders Kevin Killer and Anna Takes the Shield.

Duchesne Drew, Star Tribune Managing Editor for Operations, will join Bush Foundation as Community Network Vice President
January 28, 2015

Duchesne Drew, the Star Tribune’s Managing Editor for Operations, will lead the Foundation's Leadership Programs, Community Innovation and Communications teams, and oversee efforts to build stronger leadership networks across the region.

February 12, 2015

2013 Bush Fellow Heidi Demars is helping shape the future of food security in the Bismarck/Mandan area where a food coop aims to inspire the community.

March 17, 2015

The Bush Foundation welcomes new board members Dr. Kathleen Annette and Paul Batcheller. Annette, from Grand Rapids, Minnesota, is the president of the Blandin Foundation. Batcheller, from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is partner and co-founder of venture capital firm PrairieGold Venture Partners.

March 17, 2015

Archie Bush understood that great ideas need people to power them. The newest Bush Fellows are 23 leaders with records of achievement and extraordinary potential to make significant contributions in their communities.

March 31, 2015

Cohort participants will each receive an unrestricted grant of $100,000 and work with Foundation to articulate the challenges and opportunities associated with their efforts to meaningfully engage people in the arts and integrate the arts into public life. The insights will help inform the Foundation’s future work in the arts.

April 09, 2015

Anita Patel, Vice President of Racial Justice and Public Policy Programs at the YWCA of Minneapolis, will join the Bush Foundation as its Leadership Programs Director. Patel will oversee both the Bush Fellowship and Leadership Network Grant programs.

Sharon Rice Vaughan
April 30, 2015

We note with sadness the recent death of 1979 Bush Fellow Sharon Rice Vaughan in a car accident while in Cuba.

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April 30, 2015

Community Innovation intermediary organizations award more than $380,000 to 40 organizations in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.