PRESIDENT, CEO & TRUSTEE, EDYTH BUSH CHARITABLE FOUNDATION, WINTER PARK
With a staff of five, the Bush Foundation is one of Central Florida’s leading grant-making institutions, working at the intersection of business, government and non-profits, Odahowski says. “We fund work that business and government either cannot or will not fund.” Odahowski, who once worked in philanthropy in Minnesota, has been the CEO of the Bush Foundation for 30 years. The foundation is building a 16,000-sq.-ft. headquarters in Winter Park.
|EDUCATION||University of Wisconsin-Stevens Points (BS), Hamline University School of Law (JD), Rollins College (MBA)|
|SOMETHING SURPRISING||I have played tennis for 50-plus years, and I have never loved the game more, even while my game struggles. Slowly I’m beginning to learn that it’s not if you win or lose, it’s how you play the game — and who you play the game with.|
|ADMIRES||Harvey Massey and Massey Services for creating economic prosperity for his family, his employees and the communities they operate in|
|READING||The Art of Gathering, by Priya Parker; BE 2.0, by Jim Collins and Bill Lazier|