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Americares Mourns the Passing of Former First Lady Barbara Bush

  • April 17, 2018

It is with profound sadness that the Americares family mourns the passing of former First Lady and Americares Ambassador-at-Large Barbara Bush.

Mrs. Bush and President George H.W. Bush were instrumental in founding the health-focused relief and development organization nearly 40 years ago and remained loyal Americares supporters for decades. Mrs. Bush traveled with Americares to Croatia, Ethiopia and Guatemala and was named honorary chairwoman of Americares Doctors to All Peoples program in 1984. Mrs. Bush became Americares first—and only—ambassador-at-large in 1993.

“No one was a better ambassador for Americares than Barbara Bush,” said Americares Co-Founder and Permanent Vice Chairman Leila Macauley. “It wasn’t glamorous work, but she was a trooper and believed in our mission. She helped us build one of the country’s largest humanitarian organizations in only a few short years. We owe her a debt of gratitude.”