Friday, April 11, 2008
The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports that George and Laura Bush donated $165,660, nearly 18% of their income, to charity last year. That amount included an advance on a children's book Laura Bush co-authored with their daughter, Jenna. Donations went to the Crawford Texas Volunteer Fire Department, a soup kitchen called Martha's Table, Susan G. Komenfor a Cure, and the Malaria No More Fund, as well as their church in the District.
The Cheyneys contributed $166,547 of their $3.05 million income.