The Dallas Morning News

Bill, Melinda Gates honored

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The George W. Bush Presidenti­al Center has honored Bill and Melinda Gates with its annual award for those who work to improve the lives of others.

Former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush on Thursday evening presented the couple with the George W. Bush Medal for Distinguis­hed Leadership.

The center said this year’s daylong leadership forum focused on those “tackling today’s most pressing challenges with compassion.”

Bill Gates, who cofounded Microsoft, and his wife formed the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. A focus of the foundation is global health and developmen­t.

The center presented its inaugural leadership medal last year to Bono, lead singer of the band U2, for his humanitari­an work against poverty and diseases.

 ?? Smiley N. Pool/staff Photograph­er ?? Bill and Melinda Gates received the Bush Medal from former President George W. Bush and Laura Bush on Thursday at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek.
Smiley N. Pool/staff Photograph­er Bill and Melinda Gates received the Bush Medal from former President George W. Bush and Laura Bush on Thursday at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek.

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