Second Issue | 2015


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Welcome to the 2015 issue of b at its new digital home,!

After your great response to last year’s inaugural issue of b, we’re back with more amazing stories about our 60+ years of investing in great ideas and the people who power them. We’ve also packed this issue with what was new in 2014: bushCONNECT, a revamped website, event sponsorships and two open grant programsLeadership Network Grants and Education Ecosystem Grants. 

We want to do more good every year, and 2015 is already off to a terrific start. We’ll work with the Community Creativity Cohort, organizations from around the region that will help us shape our future work in the arts. We’ll add several new Major Investments in education to complement our current education work. We’re celebrating 50 years of fellowships in 2015a great chance to look both back and ahead at the incredible individuals who have changed and are changing their communities. And we’re beefing up our work to build a network that inspires, equips and connects the people and organizations in the region who are thinking bigger and thinking differently about what’s possible in their communities.

As always, we want to hear what you think and what you’re doing. Be in touch at

President: Jen Ford Reedy
Communications Director: Dominick Washington
Editor: Victoria Tirrel
Writers: Laura Billings Coleman, Nick Coleman (2010 Bush Fellow), Heid Erdrich (2001 Bush Fellow), Andy Steiner
Web Design: Gorton Studios
Print Art Director: Brian Donahue
Print Graphic Designer: Jessica Collette

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