Airbus joins National Partnership
The Border Patrol Foundation (BPF) is pleased to announce that Airbus Helicopter, Inc. 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.
“Airbus Helicopters is a proud supporter of those who serve our nation, and we look forward to working more closely with the Border Patrol Foundation through this sponsorship,” said Mark Conroe, Sr. Director Commercial and Government Sales for Airbus Helicopters, Inc. “Our helicopters assist U.S. Border Patrol agents in their missions on a daily basis, and it’s an honor for us to further extend our support through the BPF.”
“We are grateful for the support and honored that Airbus has joined our National Partnership Program” says Ron Colburn, president- Border Patrol Foundation. “It is with the amazing support of our dedicated Partners that we can continue this path of honoring the memory and supporting the families.”
Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2019, it generated revenues of $77 billion and employed a workforce of around 135,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide. In the U.S., Airbus Helicopters is the leading helicopter manufacturer and supports nearly 800 operators flying some 3,000 nationwide. For more information please visit https://www.airbus.com/us/en/helicopters.html/
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.