Doro Bush Koch

Author, My Father, My President

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Dorothy Bush Koch, known as Doro, is a Houston, Texas, native who currently lives in Bethesda, Maryland. She is the daughter of President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush and is married to Bobby Koch, president and CEO of Wine Institute.

Koch is the author of My Father, My President: A Personal Account of the Life of George H. W. Bush, which was published by Warner Books in October 2006. It is a daughter's memoir of her extraordinary father, who happened to become the 41st President of the United States.

Koch is involved in various community activities. She serves on the board for the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, DC, where she formerly worked in the Development Office. The hospital specializes in treating people with physical disabilities caused by spinal cord and head injuries, stroke, arthritis, amputation, multiple sclerosis, post-polio syndrome and other neurological and orthopedic conditions.

Koch also has an interest in education and serves on the board for the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. The foundation's mission is to establish literacy as a value in every family in America by helping every family in the nation understand that the home is the child’s first school, that the parent is the child’s first teacher and that reading is the child’s first subject. The foundation supports the development of family literacy programs where parents and children can learn and read together. Koch is the founder of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy Maryland Initiative, which raises money to support family literacy programs all over the state of Maryland.