The Buckingham senior living community recently welcomed former First Lady Barbara Bush as she spoke to residents and guests about her experiences in the White House and raising what would become one of the most influential families in America. This was also an opportunity for Mrs. Bush to visit long time friends who are current residents at The Buckingham.
In honor of Mrs. Bush, The Buckingham made a $5,000 donation to Celebrations of Reading, a fundraising tradition that benefits the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. The donation included a match from the Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC) Charitable Foundation.
“Everyone at The Buckingham has been looking forward to hearing Mrs. Bush speak for quite some time,” said Cathy Lightfoot, director of sales and marketing at The Buckingham. “She is truly an iconic woman who personifies grace and elegance. We were honored to host her, and even more thrilled to be able to make a donation to her wonderful organization which has helped millions of families throughout the country.
Established in 1989, the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy supports the development and expansion of family literacy programs across the United States. The grants are awarded to a variety of organizations, ranging from schools, faith-based agencies and homeless shelters. Since its inception, the Foundation has donated over $34 million to more than 773 family literacy programs.
In 2008, SQLC founded the SQLC Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit foundation that operates to make grants to and support programs and services that advance the interests of seniors.