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April 14, 2017 | News

The Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation Announces 2017 Chairman Appointment

The Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation Announces 2017 Chairman Appointment

The Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation has recently named Rick Walsh as the Foundation’s new Chairman, says Foundation President David A. Odahowski.

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April 14, 2017 | News

New Board Members Named For 2017

New Board Members Named For 2017

The Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation has recently named its 2017 board of director roster with recognized leaders in the community.

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February 8, 2016 | News

Foundation Invests in Quest Village

​Foundation grants have funded start-up costs for this apartment-style community for adults with developmental disabilities.

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November 16, 2015 | News

Foundation Receives Outstanding Foundation Awards

Foundation Receives Outstanding Foundation Awards

Both the local and international chapters of the Association of Fundraising Professionals have presented the Foundation with their annual award.

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August 28, 2015 | News

Foundation Grant Helps Bring Teach For America To Central Florida

Foundation Grant Helps Bring Teach For America To Central Florida

Organization brings diverse and passionate teachers to low-income schools in Orlando and Orange County.

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August 6, 2015 | News

Foundation Honored With Two Prestigious Awards

Foundation Honored With Two Prestigious Awards

Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation has been named the 2015 Outstanding Foundation by the AFP. Both the national organization and the Central Florida Chapter have chosen the Foundation to receive their annual award.

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July 7, 2015 | News

Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership Center Renamed to Honor Mrs. Bush

Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership Center Renamed to Honor Mrs. Bush

Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College honors the Foundation with the dedication of the newly renamed Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership.

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June 18, 2015 | News

Foundation Invests in Florida’s First Milk Bank

Foundation Invests in Florida’s First Milk Bank

​A recent grant of $50,000 will help to establish the statewide headquarters and processing lab for Mothers’ Milk Bank of Florida.

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June 9, 2015 | News

Foundation Grant Invests in New Hope For Kids

Foundation Grant Invests in New Hope For Kids

A $200,000 grant will help the agency expand to a new facility, enabling them to help more children and families in need.

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April 7, 2015 | News

Foundation Names “Art of Philanthropy” Recipient

Foundation Names “Art of Philanthropy” Recipient

The Foundation presented the third annual award at the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival to artist Marius Moore.

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March 13, 2015 | News

Foundation Invests in The Arts

Numerous recent grants reflect our commitment to supporting The Arts in Central Florida.

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December 15, 2014 | News

Foundation Sponsors Sensory-Friendly Series at The REP

Foundation Sponsors Sensory-Friendly Series at The REP

Theatrical performances are especially designed for children with sensory processing disorders and special needs.

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August 29, 2014 | News

How do you transport $2.5 million in school supplies from Minnesota to Orlando?

How do you transport $2.5 million in school supplies from Minnesota to Orlando?

Call the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation, of course!

Foundation grant helps Gift For Teaching transport the largest supply donation in its history from warehouses in Minneapolis to classrooms in Central Florida.

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August 5, 2014 | News

Foundation Partners with Boys & Girls Clubs of Lake and Sumter Counties

Foundation Partners with Boys & Girls Clubs of Lake and Sumter Counties

A $142,192 grant will cover the Director of Resource Development’s salary for eighteen months as BGCLSC expands its executive staff.

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May 22, 2014 | News

Foundation Creates Endowed M.D. Scholarship at UCF College of Medicine

Foundation Creates Endowed M.D. Scholarship at UCF College of Medicine

Eddie Sanchez recently celebrated his graduation from UCF College of Medicine, which was made possible through a scholarship from the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation. The Foundation is donating $300,000 to establish a new endowed scholarship, and is urging others in the community to contribute similarly.

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February 21, 2014 | NewsPress Releases

Foundation Grants $500K to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida

Foundation Grants $500K to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida

The grant contributes to new Ronald McDonald House at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Lake Nona’s Medical City.

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February 5, 2014 | News

Board Chairman Jerry Hilbrich “Growing Bolder” Radio Interview

​Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation’s chairman, Gerald “Jerry” Hilbrich was interviewed on Marc Middleton and Bill Shafer’s Growing Bolder radio show to discuss his ideas on philanthropy and giving back.

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February 5, 2014 | News

Foundation to Sponsor Jeb Bush Appearance at Rollins College

Foundation to Sponsor Jeb Bush Appearance at Rollins College

For more than 40 years the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation has invested in the power of ideas to create innovative civic solutions that help people help themselves.  The Foundation is pleased to support the special visit of former Governor Jeb Bush to Rollins College. 

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January 30, 2014 | News

40th Anniversary Recap

​Thanks to everyone who helped us celebrate our 40th Anniversary in 2013. Check out the video recap on our YouTube Channel.

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December 18, 2013 | News

Foundation Chairman Gerald Hilbrich Accepts Award for a Lifetime of Philanthropic Leadership

Foundation Chairman Gerald Hilbrich Accepts Award for a Lifetime of Philanthropic Leadership

​Gerald “Jerry” Hilbrich was honored with the Association of Fundraising Professionals Lifetime Achievement Award at National Philanthropy Day.

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December 6, 2013 | News

Foundation Welcomes New Board Member

Foundation Welcomes New Board Member

The Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation is please to announce that Glenn “Doc” Rivers has joined its esteemed Board of Directors. 

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November 13, 2013 | EventsNews

Archibald Granville Bush Science Center Dedication Celebration

Archibald Granville Bush Science Center Dedication Celebration

​Foundation board members, staff and special guests enjoyed an afternoon at Rollins College, dedicating the new Archibald Granville Bush Science Center.

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August 19, 2013 | News

A Special Thank-You from a Deserving Grantee

A Special Thank-You from a Deserving Grantee

​The students at the Adult Literacy League sent their heart-felt thanks and best wishes for our 40th Anniversary.

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July 3, 2013 | News

Four Decades of Philanthropic Partnershp

Four Decades of Philanthropic Partnershp

​Grantee BETA Center helps to celebrate nearly 40 years of helping at-risk families in Central Florida. They presented the Foundation with this display and a heartfelt letter of thanks. Thank you, BETA Center!

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April 10, 2013 | News

Grantee Spotlight

As we mark the 40th Anniversary of the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation, we spotlight the impact the Foundation has had on the lives of Central Floridians.​ Here, we profile three deserving individuals who benefitted from grants awarded by the Foundation. 

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April 10, 2013 | News

Celebrating 40 Years

​June marks the Foundation’s 40th Anniversary. Grant recipients help celebrate by sharing how the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation has impacted their lives.

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March 21, 2013 | News

Foundation Presents “Art of Philanthropy” Award at The 54th Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

Foundation Presents “Art of Philanthropy” Award at The 54th Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

The inaugural Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation “Art of Philanthropy” award was presented to international photographer Greg Davis of Austin, Texas for his photograph “Blanket Weaver” at The 54th Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. 

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February 19, 2013 | News

“Art of Philanthropy” Award to be Presented at The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

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December 17, 2012 | News

David Odahowski’s Guest Column in the Sentinel Calls for Protecting Charitable Giving Tax Deduction

​In an Orlando Sentinel Guest Column, David Odahowski explains how politics in Washington is threatening the future of charity and the generosity of Floridians.

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December 12, 2012 | News

Battling Homelessness in Seminole County

Battling Homelessness in Seminole County

After a “60 Minutes” story chronicled the growing problem of homelessness in Seminole County, The Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation took immediate action, providing a grant to the Christian Help Foundation to stock their food pantry and assist homeless students at an elementary school in Casselberry.

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November 6, 2012 | News

$100 Millionth Grant to Rollins College Celebrated

$100 Millionth Grant to Rollins College Celebrated

Just shy of its 40th anniversary, the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation awarded $100 million in grant money. Pushing the Foundation over the $100 million mark is a grant made to the Archibald Granville Bush Science Center at Rollins College. 

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November 5, 2012 | News

Foundation Grant Funds Citizen Awards Presented at National Philanthropy Day

Foundation Grant Funds Citizen Awards Presented at National Philanthropy Day

A grant by the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation funds two awards presented at the Association of Fundraising Professional’s National Philanthropy Day event.

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