Gateway to Opportunity Luncheon

Presented by


Featuring Keynote Speaker
Laura W. Bush
First Lady of the United States (2001-2009)

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Luncheon Leadership

Honorary Co-Chairs
Nancy Halbreich & Janie McGarr

Event Co-Chairs
Paula Miltenberger & Betty Schultz

Underwriting Co-Chairs
Lisa Cooley & Ciara Cooley

Host Committee

Ruth Altshuler
Jennifer Austin
Leslie Benners
Gina Betts
Dianne and Jim Bosler
Holly Bosler
Rick Deitch
Jennifer Dix
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Drusch
Ariane Einecker
Claire Emanuelson
Mr. and Mrs. Trevor Fahr
Courtney Flanagan
Debbie and Jim Francis
Susan Goodiel
Lisa Goncalves
Elizabeth Greening
Stephen Hipp
Monique Hohmann
Anne Johnson
Eugenia King
Mirjam Kirk
Jan Kramer
Tracy Lange
Angela and Bill Linburg
Michelle Lockhart
Meredith Maedgen
Jill Magnuson
Steve Martin
Doug Ness
Claire F. Newman
Patti O’Meara
Terri Phillips
Mary Martha Pickens
Gretchen Pollom
Selwyn Rayzor
Alex N.K. Sharma
Julia Simon
Betsy Sowell
Michelle Spangler
Amy Warren
Paul Wilson
Lea and Leo Yancey

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About the Speaker

Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States (2001-2009), is a leading voice for spreading freedom and promoting human rights across the globe. As First Lady, Mrs. Bush advocated the importance of literacy and education to advance opportunity for America’s young people and to foster healthy families and communities. Today, Mrs. Bush pursues her work on global healthcare innovations and empowering women in emerging democracies through the George W. Bush Institute.

Mrs. Bush is the author of the bestselling memoir, Spoken From the Heart. She serves on many boards, including the National Advisory Board for the Salvation Army, the Council for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the Board of Trustees for the National Trust for Historic Preservation.