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Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy names Michelle Staubach Grimes event chair for the 2015 Celebration of Reading Dallas/Fort Worth

Dallas, TX – Literacy advocate Michelle Staubach Grimes has been named event chair for the 14th annual Celebration of Reading Dallas/Fort Worth, scheduled for Monday, Oct. 12, at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas. An event of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, the annual Celebration of Reading features guest appearances from […]

Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy Launches Share the Love Campaign

TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, the nation’s leading advocate for family literacy, announced its newest campaign: “Share the Love of Reading.”  This innovative effort encourages visitors to send a personalized card recommending their favorite books to family and friends through the www.helpthemread.org website. “I’m going to share with my mom […]

Jeb Bush and family in town for Celebration of Reading

By Stephanie Susskind February 13, 2015 LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The 15th annual Celebration of Reading benefits the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, which funds family literacy and teen mentoring programs across the country while raising public awareness about the importance of family literacy. The program features readings and anecdotes from members of the Bush […]

Celebration of Reading highlights success, more to be done

By Melissa Montoya, mmontoya@news-press.com Taya May isn’t afraid of bugs. In fact, the 7-year-old Sea Gate Elementary School student enjoys reading about them. For about six months, Taya has been part of the Teen Trendsetters program, a program funded by the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. Meghan Whiting, a student at Naples High School, […]

President Bush’s sister joins Ann Scott in Bonita for a “Celebration of Reading”

Amidst the bleak and somber daily headlines, today Southwest Florida was given the opportunity to smile and honor some of their most creative and insightful students. The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy hosted their annual “Celebration of Reading” breakfast at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs on Friday morning. […]

Former Governor Jeb Bush And Doro Bush Koch Announce $1.1 Million Raised To Support Barbara Bush Foundation

Bonita Springs, FL – Celebration of Reading event co-hosts Gov. Jeb Bush and Doro Bush Koch announced that $1.1 million has been raised for tonight’s event in Bonita Springs to support the programs of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. […]

Students Commended During Celebration of Reading Breakfast

Bonita Springs, FL – The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy announced the Southwest Florida students honored for their 2015 Celebration of Reading essays on Friday, Feb. 13. The Celebration kick-off Breakfast featured student essays focused on Markus Zusak’s award-winning book, The Book Thief. Honorary Chair of the Foundation, Doro Bush Koch, and Florida’s First Lady Ann Scott joined author Markus Zusak to share in the celebration. […]

Doro Bush Koch’s Love for Literacy

Jennifer Pfaff | Palm Beach Illustrated – For generations, the Bush family of American politics has championed literacy as an important cause. Now, Dorothy “Doro” Bush Koch, daughter of President George H.W. Bush, is helping lead the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, the nonprofit founded by her mother 25 years ago. […]

Former Gov. Bush to host Celebration of Reading in SWFL

Gary Levine | Naples Herald – “The American Dream is about equal opportunity for everyone who works hard. If we don’t give everyone the ability to simply read and write, then we aren’t giving everyone an equal chance to succeed” Mrs. Barbara Bush once said.

The former First Lady’s father participated in the publishing industry and shared his appreciation for the written word with her. Mrs. Bush and her foundation work diligently to ensure that children, in all social and economic circles, develop a passion for reading […]

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