Posted by Philip Poole on 2007-04-05

Doro Bush Koch, daughter and sister of two U.S. presidents, will speak May 2 at the Samford Auxiliary spring luncheon. Mrs. Koch is author of My Father My President: A Personal Account of the Life of George H. W. Bush. 

The annual event, which highlights the Auxiliary's scholarship program, begins at 11:30 a.m. at Cahaba Grand Conference Center, formerly HealthSouth Conference Center, in Birmingham.

Tickets for the luncheon are $30 per person. A special $75 patron ticket includes the luncheon, a specially autographed copy of Mrs. Koch's book and a private reception with Mrs. Koch from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Tickets are available through or by calling (205) 726-2807.

Mrs. Koch is a mother of four and has the unique perspective of observing the presidencies of both her father and her brother, current U.S. President George W. Bush. She will share about her experiences as a mother, a woman of faith and growing up as the daughter of a politician and diplomat.

The Samford Auxiliary has about 1,400 members and has an endowment through the university that provides about 25 scholarships annually to Samford students. Proceeds from the patrons reception will benefit the scholarship program.

The Alabama Booksmith is the presenting sponsor for the luncheon.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.