Bush Library Fundraising Has Surpassed Goal

DALLAS  (AP) – George W. Bush has already surpassed his goal of raising more than $300 million to support his presidential library.

Financial statements the Bush Foundation filed with the federal government last week show that the former president collected $313 million in donations in 2009 and 2010.

A Bush spokesman said the foundation will not name the financial backers though it plans to name some later. The largest single contribution in the past year was $25 million.

Bush’s about 227,000-square-foot library will be the third located in Texas. The library of his father, George H.W. Bush, is located on the campus of Texas A&M in College Station. Lyndon B. Johnson’s presidential library is located on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • rICK

    What a moron you have to be to give any money to the Bush library! I guess people do not mind giving a war criminal cash !

  • Debra

    It would be very nice if after the library is built any remaining funds were donated to local women’s shelters.

  • NiteNurse

    Mama Loosha!!! $300 million? Whoa! How many public libraries are being closed due to lack of funds? How do all presidental libraries fund themselves over time? By selling stuff in the gift shop? Or does this 300 go into a foundation fund and gets invested so it keeps the place open? Who started this trend?

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