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G5 Infrared, LLC joins National Partnership

The Border Patrol Foundation (BPF) is pleased to announce that G5 Infrared, LLC has become a national partner of the foundation. The BPF honors the memory of U.S. Border Patrol agents and provides resources to families of the fallen and agents seriously injured in the line of duty. 

 

“G5 Infrared, LLC is excited and proud to be a national partner of the Border Patrol Foundation,” says Lou Fantozzi, CEO of G5 Infrared. “This partnership is seen by myself and my associates who have been working with agents and chiefs of the Border Patrol since 2002 as a way to thank all the men and women of the BP for their service.”

“We are excited to have G5 Infrared among our national partnerships,” says Ron Colburn, President of the Border Patrol Foundation. “Grateful that they’ve decided to support our noble cause and look forward to their participation at events.”

 

About G5 Infrared, LLC.

G5 Infrared, LLC is a vertically integrated company servicing the infrared marketplace.  Our manufacturing facilities are located in a 10,000 square foot facility in Hudson New Hampshire and additional engineering offices in Nashua New Hampshire. Our main product line consists of short to extra-long-range mid-wave thermal imaging cameras. What sets us apart from our competitors is that G5 Infrared designs and manufactures these imagers in-house maintaining control of the most important processes that make our products world class. For more information on G5 Infrared, LLC please visit our website at www.G5IR.com.

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Xenith Solutions joins

National Partnership

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The Border Patrol Foundation (BPF) is pleased to announce that Xenith Solutions has become a national partner of the foundation. The BPF honors the memory of U.S. Border Patrol agents and provides resources to families of the fallen and agents seriously injured in the line of duty. 

 

“Partnering with the Border Patrol Foundation as a national partner is core to what our company believes: taking care of those who serve us” said Rodney Hite, Chief Growth Officer at Xenith Solutions. “The ability to be a part in providing for families of those who have sacrificed so much is a humbling opportunity.”

 

“We are grateful for the support and honored that Xenith Solutions has joined our National Partnership Program to support the men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol. It is with the support of our dedicated partners that we can continue Honoring the memory. Serving the families.,” says Ron Colburn, President, Border Patrol Foundation

About Xenith Solutions

Xenith Solutions LLC is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business. We provide comprehensive, timely and relevant Solutions and Business Consulting support to our customers as a key partner. Our leadership brings over a century of combined experience in Defense and Civilian markets. Our employees possess experience in all aspects of solution development from requirements creation, development, test and evaluation, fielding, and sustainment. At the core of our offerings we provide strategy and technology solutions, giving our customers valuable insights and thought leadership on the best application of information technology to drive business objectives. Xenith focuses on solving complex business challenges facing our customers. Our “Success Through Achievement” work ethic means our customers receive quality solutions through our commitment. We pride ourselves on tackling some of the most difficult operational requirements our customers have – ensuring an appropriate match between the mission requirements, financials, schedule, and security.

Southwest Valley Constructors joins National Partnership

The Border Patrol Foundation (BPF) is pleased to announce that Southwest Valley Constructors (SWVC) has become a national partner of the foundation. The BPF honors the memory of U.S. Border Patrol agents and provides resources to families of the fallen and agents seriously injured in the line of duty. 

 

“We commend the Border Patrol Foundation on their dedication to and support of agents and their families,” said Gray Kite, President of Southwest Valley Constructors. “We believe strongly in this mission and are proud to serve as a national partner.”

 

“We are grateful that SWVC has joined this noble cause and partnered with BPF to support the men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol. It is with the support of our dedicated partners that we can continue Honoring the memory. Serving the families.,” says Ron Colburn, President, Border Patrol Foundation

About Southwest Valley Constructors

Southwest Valley Constructors (SWVC) is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico and specializes in large-scale construction for the federal government. Through its affiliation with Kiewit, the SWVC team has a proven history of working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Washington Homeland Security Roundtable joins National Partnership

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The Border Patrol Foundation (BPF) is pleased to announce that Washington Homeland Security Roundtable (WHSR) has become a national partner of the foundation. The BPF honors the memory of U.S. Border Patrol agents and provides resources to families of the fallen and agents seriously injured in the line of duty. 

 

“It is a true honor to support the mission of the Border Patrol Foundation to honor, protect and serve the agents of the U.S. Border Patrol and their families as they serve our country.” said Kay Olive, Executive Director.

“Thank you for contributing to our mission.  We are honored that WHSR has joined our National Partnership Program.” says Ron Colburn, President, Border Patrol Foundation

About Washington Homeland Security Roundtable

The Washington Homeland Security Roundtable serves as a critical link between Industry Executives and DHS Executives.  Through ongoing monthly programs and long term immersion programs with various component agencies of DHS, WHSR’s purpose is to both educate Industry members more fully about DHS and to create strong advocates and partners for the various DHS mission sets. 

Spencer Construction joins National Partnership

The Border Patrol Foundation (BPF) is pleased to announce that Spencer Construction has become a national partner of the foundation. The BPF honors the memory of U.S. Border Patrol agents and provides resources to families of the fallen and agents seriously injured in the line of duty. 

 

“Spencer Construction is honored to be part of this amazing organization and partnership. Spencer Construction is dedicated to the mission USBP serves, and with the Border Patrol Foundation this partnership is another step to help this amazing group of individuals achieve their mission. Thank you to all the men and women in the USBP and their families for protecting our country.” -Patrick Spencer, CEO

“We are grateful for your support to our mission and honored that Spencer Construction has joined our National Partnership Program.” says Ron Colburn, President- Border Patrol Foundation

About Spencer Construction 

Spencer Construction is a family owned company based out of Tucson, Arizona with projects in Texas, Arizona and California. Spencer Construction is currently working exclusively on border wall projects, specializing in bridges, demolition, earthwork, grading, drainage, concrete work, and installation of new border wall.

11th Annual Border Patrol Foundation Recognition Dinner nets big support for the families of the U.S. Border Patrol
November 1, 2019

Thanks to the amazing support of our sponsors and attendees, the 2019 Border Patrol Foundation Recognition Dinner, our 11th, was our most successful.  We raised over $247,000 for programs that support the families of the United States Border Patrol, and over $57,000 to support the scholarship program, directly!
Check out our highlights!

Family Services Programs

 

Over $247,000 was raised to support the families of the U.S. Border Patrol!

Since January 2019, BPF has donated over $253,000 through our Family Services Programs.

That brings our total donations over ten years to more than $1,118,284!


Events like the Recognition Dinner are crucial to the fundraising efforts that support these programs for on- and off-duty deaths, injuries, illnesses, and family medical emergencies. We want to thank every attendee, sponsor and volunteer that supported this important event! Your participation, support and generosity are what makes our mission possible.

 

2019-2020 BPF Scholarship Program


The BPF has experienced many significant milestones in 2019! One of our most exciting was the increase to the Silent Partner Scholarship Program. Previously, children of fallen Border Patrol Agents received a one-time scholarship of $7,500.  Because of the generosity of our donors, we are pleased to be able to offer children of fallen Border Patrol Agents scholarships totaling $25,000 toward 4 years of college! Other scholarships, ranging from one-time awards of $1,000 - $5,000 are awarded competitively to children of active-duty and retired Border Patrol employees, as well as active members of the Border Patrol Explorers Program. Since the program began in 2011, BPF has awarded $396,000 in educational scholarships!  

 

Fundraising for the program is now more important than ever!  Significant contributions to the Scholarship Program came from events such as:

 

  • Night  at the Alamo:  In March of this year, BPF held a very successful live auction at the annual Night at the Alamo Reception held in conjunction with the Border Security Expo. Thanks to the incredible generosity of many companies and individual donors, BPF raised $33,000 for the scholarship program.

  •  Scholarship Grant: October brought more exciting news when Motorola Solutions Foundation awarded BPF a $50,000 Scholarship Grant!

  • 11th Annual Recognition Dinner:  This year’s Recognition Dinner raised an additional $57,000 to support our Scholarship Program that included a $25,000 donation from TRI-COR Industries (TCI), and a $10,000 donation from Elbit Systems of America!

 

Together with other private donations, this brings funding for the upcoming scholarship cycle to $145,000!  We want to thank every donor who has contributed to this amazing program. Your generosity will make a true difference in a young adult’s life and helps bring us one step closer to our goal of providing full-ride scholarships to the children of fallen Border Patrol Agents.

We at BPF are truly grateful for your support. Thank you.

Bob Horn presented with inaugural
"Robert Horn Spotlight Award"

October 15, 2019

On September 20, 2019, Border Patrol Foundation (BPF) honored Robert "Bob" Horn, Partner at Husch Blackwell, with the inaugural "Robert Horn Spotlight Award". This first-year award recognizes charitable and philanthropic efforts in dedicated support of the BPF mission to honor the memory of the fallen U.S. Border Patrol Agents and provide support and resources to their families.  

The award, presented at the offices of Husch Blackwell, was adorned with the 10th anniversary BPF challenge coin and read "In grateful appreciation for your guidance in the creation of the Border Patrol Foundation (BPF), and for 10+ years of commitment to the mission and unwavering support for the BPF. Thank you for your outstanding and selfless contributions." 

Local BPF board members and several of Bob's family members and colleagues attended the event. 

Border Patrol Foundation is truly grateful for Bob's support and were honored to recognize his many contributions. 

Border Patrol Foundation
P.O. Box 15851

Arlington, VA 22215-0851

(520) 705-1053

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