About b Magazine

Stories of great ideas and the people who power them

 

Welcome to our fifth issue of bMag!

We created bMag as a replacement for our annual report. Rather than focusing on the Foundation itself, we envisioned a magazine that would feature inspiring stories about others in our network. And instead of highlighting grantees and Fellows from a single year, we aimed to showcase organizations and individuals from throughout the years. We wanted to recognize that change takes time and that our investments pay off over years, and sometimes decades.

Jen Ford Reedy
Photo by Glen Stubee/Star Tribune

We are excited to get to support people who are working tirelessly, creatively and bravely to make our region better for everyone.

Bush Foundation President Jen Ford Reedy

Through these stories, we seek to spotlight people and organizations actively working to shape their communities into healthier, more vibrant places. We all need other people to inspire us, to believe in us, to support us, to push us and to hold us accountable. We need to bring out the best in each other.

It is a time of polarizing conflicts, locally and nationally. But even when painful, conflicts create opportunities for change and for strengthening communities. We are excited to get to support people who are working tirelessly, creatively and bravely to make our region better for everyone. I hope their stories inspire optimism for what we can accomplish together!    

Jen Ford Reedy, president