Sharon Bush

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Sharon Bush
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Sharon Smith

ResidenceNew York City, New York, U.S.
Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.
EducationUniversity of New Hampshire
Spouse(s)Neil Bush (m. 1980; div. 2003)
Children3, including Lauren Bush

Sharon Bush (née Smith) is the founder and CEO of Teddy Share and the director of development for Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School.[1] She is the former wife of Neil Bush.


After obtaining her teaching degree from the University of New Hampshire in 1975, Bush began working as an elementary school teacher.[2] She then started Karitas Foundation, a national non-profit supporting shelters for homeless and abused children.[3]

In 1998, Bush founded Teddy Share, a for-profit company supporting charities focused on children’s causes worldwide.[4][5] In 2013, she began to oversee business development for Protein Matrix, a company that produces a biodegradable degreasing product that breaks down fat, oil and grease to prevent clogs, overflows and fire hazards.[2]

In 2017, Bush took the role of director of development for Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School, a private Catholic school for children from low-income backgrounds.[1][6]


In 2001, Bush received the Outstanding Mother Award, awarded annually by the National Mother’s Day Committee.[7] In 2011, Bush received the Girl Scouts Women of Distinction award.[8] She has also been awarded the Mother of the Year Award by the Hale House Center, now part of Sheltering Arms Children & Family Services.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Sharon Bush was married to Neil Bush (born January 22, 1955) from 1980 until April 2003. The couple have three children : Lauren Pierce Bush (born June 25, 1984), Pierce Mallon Bush (born March 11, 1986) and Ashley Walker Bush (born February 7, 1989).[10][11]


  1. ^ a b "Sharon Bush lands new job at Brooklyn high school". Page Six. New York Post. 10 April 2017. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Sharon Bush Philanthropic Work and Business Connections". Emerald City Journal. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Sharon Bush and Daughters". Social Life. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Lauren Bush Lauren Is Making a Name for Herself". The New York Times. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Teddy Sharer Overview". Crunchbase. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Director profile of Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School". Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  7. ^ "About the Outstanding Mother Awards". Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  8. ^ "The Girl Scouts of Greater New York Hosts 19th Annual Women of Distinction Breakfast". Girl Scouts of the USA. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  9. ^ "The Bush family has an exciting 2018 ahead of them". Page six. 13 December 2017. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  10. ^ "The Inconvenient Sharon Bush". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  11. ^ "The Relatively Charmed Life Of Neil Bush". The Washington Post. 28 December 2003. Retrieved 25 October 2018.